‘The creativity of a ‘scattering’ is inevitably accompanied by a sense of loss, a mourning for what was left behind and cannot fully be recovered. One of the consequences of diaspora seems, strangely, to be an attenuation of historical memory and the haunting afterlife of an impossible object of desire. But that alone can’t bring it back to life. We are beyond circular journeys which end where they began. We are beyond the era of the mythic ‘now.’ We live in a historical world, not a mythological one.’

– Stuart Hall, Familiar Stranger