Memoirs of a Muhindi
Fleeing East Africa for the West
ISBN: 978-0-88977-474-2
Series: The Regina Collection 0
Year: 2017
Pages: 288
Binding: Casebound
$25.95

In Memoirs of a Muhindi, Mansoor Ladha bears witness to what happens when nations turn against entire religious and ethnic groups.

When Ugandan president Idi Amin expelled Africans of Indian descent from the country in 1972, he unleashed an intolerance that set off an exodus from the entire region. In Tanzania and Kenya, businesses were nationalized, properties taken, people harassed, and livelihoods upended.

Mansoor Ladha, who was living in Nairobi at the time, had to decide whether to stay or go. Canada became his new home--where he found considerable success, as di the rest of the Ismaili community--while East Africa never recovered from its fit of bigotry.

 

Contents

 

Preface           

Acknowledgements

 

Colonial Africa

Lindi

Feud and Revolution

A Student in Dar

Changing Times

Independence

National Service or National Servitude?

Life as a Journalist

All in the Family

Aftermath of Amin’s Order

“Canadian Experience”

India

50 Years after Nyerere

Return to Africa

Diaspora Lament

Postscript

 

Notes

About the Author


 

Mansoor Ladha

A newspaper columnist and award-winning journalist, Mansoor Ladha is the author of A Portrait in Pluralism: Aga Khan's Shia Ismaili Muslims. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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