Anonymous asked: Where are you actually from?

India.

I was born in South East London and have lived there my whole life.

My mum is from Multan (now in Pakistan) but her grandparents - I think it was her grandparents - lived there before the partition in 1947, and they had moved further East a little before that time too, I think. So they were on the Indian side of the border before that border was official, so to speak.

My dad is Punjabi, but was born in Dar es Salaam, and my family on that side feel pretty strong ties to east Africa having been born and raised around Tanzania and Kenya.

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