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Why Asians came to Uganda

In the early 20th century, South Asians migrated to Uganda in search of a better life. Jamie Govani told Ben Henderson what it was like to grow up in the Asian community there.

In the early 20th century, South Asians migrated to Uganda in search of a better life. Jamie Govani’s grandparents married in Gujarat, India, in the 1920s. They were excited by the economic prospects in Uganda so they moved there with their young family. Jamie told Ben Henderson how it was a wonderful place to grow up, but racial segregation lingered in the background, and things began to change after Ugandan independence in 1962.
(Picture of Jamie Govani's family in Uganda in the 1950s)

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