Brimful of Asha
Speaks to my diaspora; I was born in Kenya, brought up
in the UK, am of Indian origin and I have lived in Australia for nearly
a decade. Home means many
things to me.
The title for this series is a nod to the song by the British band Corn
ershop which I grew up listening
to. The song is a tribute to Asha Bhosle; one of the most influential
singers of Hindi films.
Means hope; that is how I use it in the context of this work. As a mu
ltiple migrant; I amgrateful for the opportunity and hope there is for migrants (once they are p
ermitted to settle.)
Migration has been an ongoing and contentious issue in Australian politics. This series talks of the
hope, the promise that is
For those who’ve come across the seas, We’ve boundless plains to share.
(McCormick. Advance Australia Fair. 1878.)