How Shamlal's vehicle repair skills saved him Amin expulsion
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Uganda, Nov. 24 -- "As a tiny child, I knew something was wrong. The mildly garish turned into the gruesome as daily reports of cannibalism, rape and murder were dissected by adults in hushed voices. The problems didn't happen overnight. The great shame is that the Asian community didn't address it. We didn't see the injustice in having a battalion of African servants on call, like maharajahs [princes or kings], as we lived it up in a land that wasn't really ours," Farah Damji, who is editor of the British-Asian lifestyle magazine, Indobrit writes in the Guardian newspaper.
Damji was four in 1972 when Idi Amin expelled the Asians.
"I was scooped up from the lilac shade of my jacaranda tree and the shoelessness of being a mini-Mowgli, an...
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