Anita Patel

Anita Patel was born in Singapore and lives in Canberra, Australia. She has had work published in the Canberra Times, Conversations, Block 9, Burley Journal, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Demos Journal, Mascara Literary Review, Not Very Quiet Journal and by Wombat Books. Her children’s poems have been published by Harper Collins. She has performed her work at many events including at the Canberra Multicultural Festival, Poetry on the Move Festival (University of Canberra), Noted Festival, Floriade Fringe Festival, In Other Words Festival (at Lost in Books, Fairfield), at Smith’s Alternative and at Word in Hand in Glebe.

Fried Bread and Mango Juice

(for my grandmother, Suraj Ba) My father bought mangoes (a dozen or so) and we carried them home in a gunny sack filled with the dark orange smell of ripeness – my five year old mouth watered as my father …

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