Yasmin Alibhai-Brown reads her memoir of her childhood in Uganda and move to Britain in the 1970s.
Yasmin arrives in London in 1972 and finds a country rife with industrial unrest and casual racism. Terrified by stories of Amin's reprisals back home and shocked by the sights of fellow Ugandans arriving penniless and bewildered at British ariports, Yasmin hopes to find refuge in the ivory towers of Oxford University.
Instead she encounters further prejudice, albeit of a less overt nature. Finally, when her fragile marriage buckles under the hedonistic pressures of the hippy revolution, Yasmin retreats to her cookery books and the recipes that were handed down by her beloved mother.