Alushka Rajaram, winner of Slamalamadingdong in August, performs ‘Dear People’ at Slamalamadingdong.

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Alushka Rajaram is a Melbourne based poet who has only recently hit the spoken word scene. She was born in South Africa and spent her teenage years trying to fit into the coastal life of Frankston in Victoria. Her work reflects on her African heritage and struggles with being an immigrant. Although new to performing, she hopes to continue using spoken word as a platform for self expression and to insight conversation around contemporary social justice issues.

Benjamin Solah