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Episode 4

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown reads her memoir of her childhood in Uganda and move to Britain in the 1970s.

Yasmin recounts her tumultuous teenage years, in the wake of independence in Uganda. After being disowned by her father for playing Juliet alongside a black Romeo in her high school play, Yasmin finds herself at a political bootcamp where she comes face to face with the country's future leader, the ruthless Idi Amin.

Trying to ignore the darkening political situation, Yasmin enrols at Makerere University, but when the night raids by Amin's henchmen begin and students start to disappear, Yasmin realises that life for the Ugandan Asians is becoming more precarious than ever.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 13 Mar 2009 00:30

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