My personal history is something that has confounded me and still does. Please help me find some resources to help me make more sense of it.
I found this previous thread illuminating
though I guess my question is more related to composing the narrative or finding a medium for expression.
some details my perspective: conceptually I’m what you could call a third-culture kid or global nomad: my parents took us abroad while they were graduate students and I grew up bilingual, but was taught to venerate a Homeland that I spent less than a couple of years while maintaining a somewhat estranged relation with the host country. Passportwise, I’m only a citizen of the Homeland and I’ve returned for a few years, worked there, but (alas) I’m living in yet another host country.
When I’m back in Homeland, I look like (almost) everyone else, and I talk almost
like everyone, but my mannerisms and ways of being separate me seemingly from expats, or those who have gotten citizenship in a host country and are just back to visit relatives, etc. Like being a ‘hidden’ stranger in one’s ‘homeland’. As I plan to leave host country #3 in a few months, this issue is back into my immediate consciousness.
So my question(s) is: what can I do, what/who can I read and are there places to share my story?
I've only recently read Chang Rae-lee's Native Speaker
and found it brilliant.
Thanks for reading.