Brimful of Asha

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Brimful of Asha


This Series

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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.

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Asha

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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

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For those who’ve come across the seas, We’ve boundless plains to share.
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(McCormick. Advance Australia Fair. 1878.)