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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Jutta Heitland, author of So You are Free.. Making it Home
In my book So You are Free.. Making it Home, I explore some questions which I find most interesting. These questions are:
What is home? How do we cope with feelings of foreignness? What is it that defines us as humans? What do we need to feel at home?
In So You are Free.. Making it Home, I reflect on what it is that we need to find our place in life. I approach the issue by exploring aspects of life such as curiosity, envy, pressure, friendship, love and death. Using my own story as the starting point, the questions about life are then followed by interviews I conducted with twelve people from different countries. They talk about their view of life with great frankness, so the abstract ideas in the first half are illustrated by practical examples and personal insights.
I am convinced that moving to different places shapes the personality. These people have something in common; their perspective on life is different from people who are staying at one place. Growing up and living in other cultures has an effect on life and many of these “travellers” wrestle with how they fit into this world.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write So You are Free.. Making it Home?
Jutta Heitland: In my childhood, we moved around quite often. I was born in Austria, but many years of my life I spent in Germany. I have visited Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Jutta Heitland, author of So You are Free.. Making it Home