44 min

50th Anniversary of the Ugandan Asian Resettlement Canadian Time Machine

    • History

In August 1972, Ugandan President Idi Amin announced that all residents of Asian descent had to leave the country within 90 days. The expulsion impacted over 50,000 people — many of whom had ties to East Africa for several generations. 
Canada played a crucial role in helping resettle over 7,000 Ugandan asylum seekers. In this episode, we’ll hear from two people who were resettled in Canada following the expulsion order: historian and anthropologist Zulfikar Hirji, and writer/editor Tasneem Jamal.
To read the episode transcripts in French and English, and to learn more about historic Canadian milestones, please visit thewalrus.ca/canadianheritage.
This podcast receives funding from The Government of Canada and is produced by The Walrus Lab.
Check out the French counterpart podcast, Voyage dans l'histoire canadienne.

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In August 1972, Ugandan President Idi Amin announced that all residents of Asian descent had to leave the country within 90 days. The expulsion impacted over 50,000 people — many of whom had ties to East Africa for several generations. 
Canada played a crucial role in helping resettle over 7,000 Ugandan asylum seekers. In this episode, we’ll hear from two people who were resettled in Canada following the expulsion order: historian and anthropologist Zulfikar Hirji, and writer/editor Tasneem Jamal.
To read the episode transcripts in French and English, and to learn more about historic Canadian milestones, please visit thewalrus.ca/canadianheritage.
This podcast receives funding from The Government of Canada and is produced by The Walrus Lab.
Check out the French counterpart podcast, Voyage dans l'histoire canadienne.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

44 min

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