National Union of Students Rally, Brisbane. March 26, 2014.

National Union of Students Rally, Brisbane. March 26, 2014.

@5 days ago
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Walls: Real & Virtual

"We didn’t cross the border. The border crossed us. We’ve always been here."

Publishing a 4,000 word essay to Twitter seems an odd endeavour at first, the 140 character constraint being part of the platform’s very fabric. However, Teju Cole’s A Piece of the Wall quickly dispelled any doubts I may have had. The stream of tweets slide from speech to narrative to quote and back, driving Cole’s non-fiction reportage from the American/Mexican border along at a sharp, steady pace. 

The debate surrounding global immigration truly intrigues me – ideas of physically drawn borders even more so. 

For me, one tweet seemed to resonate more than others:

"Citizenship is an act of the imagination. I was born American, but I also had to learn to become American."

You can find the essay as a Twitter collection here.
Buzzfeed also asked Cole a few questions about the piece here.

@1 week ago
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Rally for Palestine, Brisbane. July 20, 2014.

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Charlotte St.

Charlotte St.

@2 weeks ago
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