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Review: Romeo is Not the Only Fruit

Gem Mahadeo Stabbed. Sacrificed. Strangled. A sparsely adorned stage, three queer actors of colour (Pallavi Waghmode, Sasha Chong, and Nisha Joseph) as potential wise crones strike poses reminiscent of Destiny’s Child, though they function largely as bawdy Shakespearean chorus wit and cheek throughout Jean Tong’s musical production, Romeo Is  ...

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Review: Ms Marvel, Volume 1

Gem Mahadeo Greater south-east London, mid-1980s. My younger brother and I hold each of my mother’s hands. We’re walking to school in Plumstead. Another child, across the road from us accompanied by their mother, yells “F—ing Pakis, go home!”. Instead of getting told off their elder siblings goad them to continue. My own mother doesn’t  ...

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Portable Curiosities – Julie Koh

Themes of isolation, nationalism, prejudice, objectification, innocence, vanity, ambition, and greed permeate the surfaces of Koh’s surreal stories – a review by Tsarie Duthie. * It can be an absurd and demoralising experience to be a woman of Asian descent in Australia. No matter how well you “integrate” into society ­­­– carefully  ...

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