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The Exiled

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When Ugandan President Idi Amin expelled the country’s entire Asian population in 1972, more than 28,000 people from Britain’s former colony arrived on airstrips around the country and began building new lives – but their incredible stories remained largely hidden. Fifty years later, first and second-generation testimony uncovers an under-explored period of history, touching on colonialism, immigration, identity and modern multiculturalism through the lens of individual experience.

The Exiled: Empire, immigration and how Ugandan Asians changed Britain will be a narrative history with memoir elements, collating first-person experiences of the exodus from Uganda and the global resettlement.
Drawing on first-hand interviews and informed by Lucy’s personal experience, the book uncovers untold stories of resilience and illuminates an essential chapter in British history, in which immigrants reshaped society. It weaves together diverse immigrant stories – including the author’s family’s – to give a fresh understanding of this period’s legacy.

These are untold stories from a hidden period of history, which challenge broader assumptions about migration and identity within the framework of the UK today.

(P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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A lyrical and penetrating examination of what happened to one family and the Ugandan Asians more broadly
Giles Foden, author of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Weaving together tenderly reported personal stories with the grand sweep of imperial history, this is a compelling and impressive account of a time - and population - often overlooked
Samira Shackle, author of KARACHI VICE
Full of humanity and touching detail, this is a remarkable and deeply researched exploration of a neglected moment in British social history. Fulford's timely book makes us understand how Idi Amin's expulsion of Ugandan Asians in 1972, and their subsequent treatment in the UK, still reverberate half a century later
Tom Parfitt, author of HIGH CAUCASUS
Lucy Fulford's book is a thoroughly researched and careful examination of a monumental and overlooked era of history. Fulford's writing transports the reader to another era, masterfully weaves personal stories within a broader narrative, and shines a light on what it means to be from many places at once in today's Britain.
Preeti Dhillon