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July 5th, 2006 at 10:38 pm

life in the ‘scray

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The suburb I live in is changing. It’s an incremental change so the neon vibrancy of the Vietnamese community and culture remains strong. But every now and then I notice another restaurant or grocery store or hair dresser (complete with a fascinating array of hair products) or even clothes store (at The Crib you can find all your hip hop requirements) inspired by the growing African community in the west. It’s when these everyday kinds of services start appearing that you know that what was once exotic is now a real part of the community. It will be interesting to see how the different African cultures add to what is already an interesting place to live.

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3 Responses to “life in the ‘scray”

  1. Tony Says:

    One day Bert and I went for a walk around Footscray – he was captivated by the vibrant clothing that many of the African women were wearing.

  2. Daniel Says:

    It’s good to see some suburbs are gentrifying in a more interesting manner than the white-bread ways we see in some suburbs.

  3. Kathy Says:

    Yes, Elizabeth and Alia are always intrigued by the colours and styles of the clothing worn by many of the African people we see around our way too. Alia, who has no sense of inhibition, often sits herself down next to someone and says, “You are wearing a wainbow dress!” like it is the biggest discovery in the world.