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Yashmita Bharat

Yashmita Bharat was born in Fiji and migrated to New Zealand on her eighth birthday. She is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Auckland, majoring in Psychology and English. She fell in love with writing creative non-fiction, short stories and poems after taking an introductory course on creative writing in 2019.

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Remnants

They buried my brother before I was born. Four years, nine months and twenty-eight days is the space between his last and my first breath. I was flesh, a beating heart, chubby-cheeked with a permanent frown, an extension of his name, presumably cocooned in cotton-candy pink at Lautoka hospital’s maternity…
Yashmita Bharat
March 16, 2021