Roots & Resettlement
The Roots & Resettlement digital series is a multimodal collection of writing, art, and compositions about displacement, resettlement, place, and belonging by members of the Virginia Tech community. This series seeks to explore notions of place, examining the ways that memories, stories, visions, and hopes are evoked when we think of our roots in the context of our mobility and/or resettlement.
The inaugural issue of Roots & Resettlement, published in January 2021, was titled “Stories Told Down” after art-award winner Jasmine Shah’s collage of the same name. Both Shah and Zuleka, the winner of the writing award for her poem “New Names,” are featured on the cover of the digital edition.
Additional contributors include Alaa Abdalla, Kamla Sulmaine Al Amri, Neelma Bhatti, Kate Handzlik, Kira Gulko Morse, Candido Mukuni, Duygu Pamukcu, La’ Portia Perkins, Jessica Robinson, Kylie Ryan, Urvin Salvi, Colie Touzel, Michael R. Williams, and members of the CDTV Collective: Carter Eggleston, David Franusich, Tacie Jones, and Vasia Abatzi.