HIRAETH

(HEER-eth): A longing for a home that no longer exists or that never was.

Through artistic and literary expression, Hiraeth Magazine aims to create dialogue and unity by connecting people with real stories of migration in all of its forms, because the quest for home is a universal feeling and right.

Hasan Minhaj is a Third Culture Kid

"I exist in a hyphen." Comedian Hasan Minhaj from The Daily Show famously roasted Donald Trump at...
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The Lily and the Rose: Living Between East and West

“The West for me means ambition, the East contentment. My heart is ever in one, my soul in the...
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Podcast Episode 17: The Black Expat

I had so much fun talking to Amanda Bate, founder and editor of The Black Expat.  Amanda launched...
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Hiraeth Poetry Night at Labyrinth

From the beginning, we have envisioned Hiraeth not only as a magazine to be read and a podcast to...
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Magnetic Migration Music

  Since 1998, Scottish artist Zoë Irvine has been collecting found and discarded magnetic...
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Home as Metaphor

I woke up this morning from a dream in which I'd just bought a new house. It was a big house, but...
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ART

Exploring the concepts of home, migration and hiraeth through art

Magnetic Migration Music

Magnetic Migration Music

  Since 1998, Scottish artist Zoë Irvine has been collecting found and discarded magnetic (audio cassette) tape in a project she calls Magnetic Migration Music (MMM).  She says it all began with a ribbon of tape she found caught in a tree outside her window....

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"If all of us tell our stories, it enriches us and it enriches the world. It helps to break down those walls and build the bridges that we need."

-Sarah Bringhurst Familia

Expressing Hiraeth in words:  Poems, Stories, Essays and more

Home as Metaphor

I woke up this morning from a dream in which I'd just bought a new house. It was a big house, but complicated, with odd passages meandering in this and that direction, and bedrooms sprouting off from one another like mushrooms. The thresholds of the various rooms were...

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Blogger Profile: Bridget of Arabia

As well as posting original pieces created for Hiraeth, we like to also highlight interesting writing going on elsewhere. This series follows bloggers who write about their migrant lives and gives you a peek at some of our favourite posts on their blogs. Name: Bridget...

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The Roots of Dispersion

I often wonder how it feels to be tied to a place, to know that your history happened there, that the rhythm of the seasons and the pulse of life are echoed by the beating of your heart. How does it feel to be secure in your identity, to say ‘this is where I come...

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Catch up with our latest podcast episode

Podcast Episode 17: The Black Expat

Podcast Episode 17: The Black Expat

I had so much fun talking to Amanda Bate, founder and editor of The Black Expat.  Amanda launched The Black Expat to provide voices from the Black perspective of traveling and living internationally.  It is both an informative resource as well as a source of...

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Hasan Minhaj is a Third Culture Kid

"I exist in a hyphen." Comedian Hasan Minhaj from The Daily Show famously roasted Donald Trump at this year's White House Correspondence Dinner.  In this episode of Fresh Air, Hasan talks about his experience as third culture kid, identifying as an Indian-American...

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Hiraeth Poetry Night at Labyrinth

From the beginning, we have envisioned Hiraeth not only as a magazine to be read and a podcast to be listened to, but also as something that would bring people together in a physical space to share stories and feel connected. When a new café popped up just steps from...

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