Azerimen by Scary Azeri

Living in the UK for ten years, some things in my home country Azerbaijan now shock me. Take the kissing men.

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As foreigners in foreign lands, when is their fight our fight?

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mosaic tile designed by CS Bayar

Most expats are lucky to be identity adventurers by choice. What happens when you’re born a stranger to your nation?

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Post image for Publishing and the digital world citizen

I’ve got Web 3.0 plans for my second book not only because as a contemporary author abroad I must connect with readers and offer dynamic interaction with the material, but because as a digital citizen I can.

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Post image for Mapping your complex world

Try mapping the relationships of your personal and professional influences and communities to see where your hybrid power lies. Here’s what GlobalNiche’s Venn diagram looks like, at the intersection of content, culture, and identity.

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Expatriate literature may often be stocked in the travel section, but does it deserve a shelf of its own?

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Post image for 3 characteristics to lead a hybrid lifestyle: courage, creativity, buoyancy

We share a cosmopolitan urge, and the ability to be adventurous, courageous and empathetic. Yet, are we hybrids of choice or circumstance?

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Jo Parfitt and her training ground

These seven life-writing don’ts can be a waste of time and talent, and often destroy a good expat writer’s confidence.

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Post image for Your tribe is the new segregation: integration may not be an improvement

As we seek our global niche, we’re integrating across all sorts of out-moded boundaries. You could also say we’re segregating along the lines of our true selves.

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