In Conversation with Mahmood Mamdani

Bhakti Shringarpure meets the author of From Citizen to Refugee: Uganda Asians Come to Britain
  • In Conversation with Mahmood Mamdani
Genre : Faits de société
Pays principal concerné : Rubrique : Littérature / édition

It is in his bittersweet and touching book on the Asian expulsion from Uganda that one can trace the beginnings of author and intellectual Mahmood Mamdani's world-view. He captures the terrifying experience of families being uprooted from ancestral homes and businesses, their scramble to leave amidst looting and violence and, most poignantly, the racism and hostility experienced during their resettlement period in Britain. As his flight takes off for London, he remembers seeing the places of childhood fade from view, and confesses that the tragedy taught him a simple, political lesson: "Unless you belong to the class that rules, a good argument will never be enough to safeguard your interests." (...)

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