Most Asians living in Uganda thought the order to leave was a joke but soon found out it was not. Many came to Britain and despite the difficult start Ugandan Asians prospered in the UK.
In Leicester it is estimated that they have helped transform the economy of the city and created an extra 30,000 jobs. From arriving with only the clothes on their backs, Ugandan Asians have risen to the top in all walks of British life.
This oral history project would not have been possible without the support and assistance of many individuals and organisations, including Colin Hyde of East Midlands Oral History Archive, University of Leicester, Margaret Bonney of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutlands Public Records Office, Contact Cultures for publishing the book on our behalf, and of course the people we interviewed.
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