Opinion: Wherever Home is. Unfolding the Notion of Home for Expats in Brazil

Regardless of one’s nationality and reasons for moving to this country, building a new home in a new place is most definitely a complicated process.

By Aline Fernandes Thosi

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When arriving in colonial America for the very first time in the seventeenth century, the English poet Anne Bradstreet wrote: “I found a new world and new manners, at which my heart rose.” The young poet’s heart rose in rebellion and horror due to the harsh living conditions people were facing back in the day.

Foreigners move to Brazil every day for many different purposes, and they all have their views upon the new land which will soon become their home. Some hearts rise in dismay, as Bradstreet’s; while others . . .

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