From Citizen to Refugee

From Citizen to Refugee

Uganda Asians come to Britain



   
The Africa Report Magazine
Apr 1, 2012
In his 1973 book From Citizen to Refugee, recently re-issued, Mahmood Mamdani went beyond easy explanations to understand the implications of Idi Amin's 1971 decision to expel Uganda’s Asian population. Written when Mamdani, himself a Ugandan Asian, was in a refugee transit camp in London, the book is a refugee’s story. The tales of loss and departure from Uganda, and racism in Enoch Powell’s England, are offset by the liveliness of the prose.
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May 28, 2012
Is there a case to revise the legacy and rule of Idi Amin? Uganda's former military dictator has long existed in the popular imagination as Africa's murderous buffoon.  Recent re-examinations, notably Hollywood's The Last King of Scotland, have served only to entrench this image.
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