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Thank you for visiting Expulsion @50. This oral history project was created to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the expulsion of Asians by President Idi Amin from Uganda, back in 1972. Here you will find more than fifty full episodes and trailers or teasers. After each series, there is an episode reflecting on the emerging insights. Guests came from 11 countries. My youngest contributor was 14 and oldest 92 years. You can also read some articles here: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/?dm_search=Dolar+Vasani

If you have any comments or questions, please email: expulsion50@gmail.com

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Thank you for visiting Expulsion @50. This oral history project was created to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the expulsion of Asians by President Idi Amin from Uganda, back in 1972. Here you will find more than fifty full episodes and trailers or teasers. After each series, there is an episode reflecting on the emerging insights. Guests came from 11 countries. My youngest contributor was 14 and oldest 92 years. You can also read some articles here: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/?dm_search=Dolar+Vasani

If you have any comments or questions, please email: expulsion50@gmail.com

    Breaking the Silence - Celebrating our Voices

    Breaking the Silence - Celebrating our Voices

    Here is my final contribution. Thank you to all my podcast guests, listeners and everyone who has given their time and opinions so generously.

    Till we meet again.....





    Music: Pal, Pal, Dil Ke Pas (instrumental)


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    • 18 min
    Ep 50 - Lasting Connections

    Ep 50 - Lasting Connections

    In this final episode of the series, we hear from Sejal Majithia and Sejal Sachdev who created Ugandan Asians 50, A Living History. Thereafter, Pragna Hay speaks about Uprooted 50 Years Ago. Meeting these women was a spark that created the fire for this podcast series.  It has resulted in making new and lasting connections across the world.

    Music: 1. Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves by Aretha Franklin & Annie Lennox and

    2. Uprooted by NX Panther

    This episode was first released in December 2022


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    • 47 min
    Episode 50 - Lasting Connections (Trailer)

    Episode 50 - Lasting Connections (Trailer)

    In this final episode, we hear about the lasting connections made as a result of the events organised for 50th anniversary.

    This episode goes live on 20 December 2022.


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    Ep 49 - Tea without Sugar

    Ep 49 - Tea without Sugar

    In episode 49, James Serunkuuma speaks about the direct impact of the expulsion on his family. He shares how they had to drink tea without sugar and how the local economy was affected as a result of the closure of industries. “My mother started rationing soap and we had to use the same soap for laundry and for bathing.“

    As the Content Manager at New Vision Media, James also speaks about the various programmes they’ve organised this year to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the expulsion.



    Music: Islands in the stream by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

    This episode was first released in December 2022


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    • 37 min
    Episode 49 - Tea without Sugar (Trailer)

    Episode 49 - Tea without Sugar (Trailer)

    James Serunkuuma speaks about life after the expulsion, and about his work at New Vision Media.

    This episode goes live on 10 December 2022


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    Ep 48 - Uganda 2 Norway

    Ep 48 - Uganda 2 Norway

    On 1 December 1972, Rodney Lobo arrived in Bergen, Norway as a person with an undetermined nationality. Meanwhile, his sisters Mariette and Lynette went to India with their parents. Two and a half years later, the family were reunited in Norway.

    In episode 48, Uganda 2 Norway, Mariette and Rodney Lobo speak about their life in Uganda and how they ended up in different countries as a result of the expulsion. 

    “Fifty years ago, we were treated with a lot of kindness and curiosity. We were the first wave of non-white immigrants to arrive in Norway.” 

    They also discuss the changing perceptions of immigrants and attitudes towards them in this Scandinavian nation.



    Music: What the world needs now by Dione Warwick

    This episode was first released in December 2022


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    • 35 min

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