Constant Reinvention

by Joseph McKeown


"I see my forebears losing touch with one another and fanning out across the world. I see the ebb and flow of their fortunes and the battle for assimilation. Theirs is a constant, almost manic, reinvention — in Johannesburg, in London, in Jerusalem, in Cleveland...They fight for that feeling of belonging that goes with home, the elusive place where, as Robert Frost noted, 'when you have to go there, they have to take you in.'"

- Roger Cohen
"The Battle to Belong: Depression and an Immigrant’s Struggle to Assimilate"