#585 In This Version of Home

This week we feature two Australian-Turkish writers, who ruminate on the topic of belonging, home and immigration.

In their distinctive creative ways, Ela Pinar and Eda Gunaydin unpack the confusion of feeling homesick for a land that was never truly ‘home’ to begin with. 

1.10 – In This Version of Home

First, Ela tells the story of her journey to Turkey, a place she does and doesn’t call home. 

Find Ela’s artist page on instagram at @elapinar__

This story was written, recited and produced by Ela Pinar

Sound design was by Ramon Briant

The Supervising Producer was Phoebe Adler-Ryan

This story features music by Koray Kiliç

20:16 – Discussions on ‘Root and Branch’

Then, host Mads speaks to award-winning essayist and scholar Eda Gunaydin, to explore her understanding of home and homeland. 

You can find Eda’s work in the Sydney Review of Books, The Age, Meanjin and elsewhere. Her book ‘Root and Branch: essays on inheritance’ is an incredible read we recommend you seek out at your local bookshop.

Follow Eda and keep an eye out for her next work at @edapresents

All The Best Credits

Executive Producer: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Producer: Melanie Bakewell

Host & Interviewer: Madhuraa Prakash

Image Credit: Ela Pinar