“Knowing What It Is like”: Dialoguing with Multiculturalism and Equity Through Collective Poetic Autoethnographic Inquiry

Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Inbanathan Naicker, Daisy Pillay


We offer an account of how we, a research team of three South African academics, have dialogued with multiculturalism and equity through collective poetic autoethnographic inquiry. The focus of the article is on our learning through reading and responding to published autoethnographies by three other South African academics. We share our learning about how poetry and dialogue can facilitate a generative entanglement with autoethnographies written by others. The article highlights the promise of collective poetic autoethnographic inquiry for opening up spaces for dialoguing with multiculturalism and equity. 


collective autoethnography, dialogue, equity, multiculturalism, poetic inquiry

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18251/ijme.v19i1.1255

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