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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 No Wedding Cake for an Illegal Romance
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'No one knew - or really cared, it seems - whether Akbar was from Afghanistan, the North-West Frontier Province (now Pakistan), or some other British-Indian city. It was 1894 and he found only racism instead of fortune in Perth, Western Australia. Several years later, he dodged permanent deportation under the new Immigration Restriction Act of 1901. Officials took this 'White Australia' policy seriously, being too busy selecting only British and white European immigrants into the new federation to concern themselves with recording Akbar's reason for exemption or background. He persevered as a travelling hawker, selling anything from books to pots throughout regional WA; his unexpected fortune was finding solace in another outsider who, like himself, drifted on the edge of white society.' 

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    y separately published work icon Voiceworks no. 104 Winter 2016 16809188 2016 periodical issue 2016 pg. 91-96
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