Luve ni yali: Lost son of a seasonal worker

Photo: Johnny Blades/RNZ

 

By Satish Chand

Luve ni yali, a newborn, was issued a fresh certificate of identity by a Pacific diplomatic mission in Canberra so that he could be repatriated home with his mother, a temporary migrant worker who fell pregnant while in Australia.  Mary, the mother, is now a battered divorcee.  The biological father is not even aware of the repatriation, and in any case does not care as ‘Luve-ni-yali’ is now ‘out of his sight and therefore out of his mind’.  Mary has two other . . .

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