Tasneem Jamal: Uganda's Asian Exiles

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

In 1972, Dictator Idi Amin expelled tens of thousands of South Asians from Uganda, many of whom had lived in the country for generations. Author Tasneem Jamal's family was among those expelled. Her family fled to Canada along with thousands of others, an experience she chronicles in her novel "Where the Air is Sweet." This fictionalized story looks at a multi-generational South Asian family caught up in an ugly chapter of post-colonial Uganda. She sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay for a feature interview.
Episode:
Writing from Experience
Aired:
Jul 21, 2014
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