Elsa was born in Maputo the capital of Mozambique in Southern Africa. She completed her PhD studies in Economics at the University of Newcastle where she works as an associate lecturer in economics.
She now lives in Newcastle with her two children Heber and Noemi.
You can also follow Elsa on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/freedomtobelong/
This poignant memoir explores the emotional and personal aspects of becoming an African immigrant settling in Australia. It is a journey driven by questions about identity and sense of belonging. Dr Licumba’s message is clear. Belonging is not just about place but what is in our hearts that gives us the ‘freedom to belong’.