Root & Branch: Essays on inheritance

Eda Gunaydin

I have come to see that I am an argumentative person who is frequently convinced that my angle, my take, on a matter, is the right one. This kind of delusional self-belief is not rewarded in many other spheres of social life, so I write essays.’

There is a Turkish saying that one’s home is not where one is born, but where one grows full – doğduğun yer değil, doyduğun yer. Exquisitely written, Root & Branch unsettles neat descriptions of inheritance, belonging and place. Eda Gunaydin’s essays ask: what are the legacies of migration, apart from loss? And how do we find comfort in where we are?

‘Gunaydin’s work, and it is work, lands with a deceptive lightness on the page and its readers.'

- — Alison Whittaker

Release
May-2022
ISBN
9781742237312
RRP (AUD)
$29.99
Pages
288
Format
Paperback
Category
PERSONAL ESSAYS

Eda Gunaydin

GUNAYDIN is a Turkish-Australian writer.

NewSouth Publishing

NewSouth Publishing is the publishing division of UNSW Press Ltd, a leading Australian university press.