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?This is a gripping drama about a fascinating fragment of time in history - the expulsion of Indians from Uganda in 1972. Fifteen-year-old Sabine poignantly straddles two worlds - those of the landed Indian gentry and of the native Ugandans amid wrenching turmoil. Quietly and crisply written, all of Nanji's characters are beautifully realized, morally nuanced and compellingly crafted.?--- Governor General's Literary Awards - Canada Council for the Arts.In August 1972, President Idi Amin declares that a message from God has come to him in a dream: all foreign Indians must be ?weeded out? of Uganda in the next ninety days. Fifteen-year-old Sabine and her father, a successful businessman, are confident that their family will not be affected, since they are Ugandan citizens, but Sabine's fearful mother is certain that they will have to leave.As the ninety days tick by, the President's message ? the ?countdown monster, ? as Sabine calls it ? is broadcast every day on the radio, and life becomes more difficult for her family and other Indians in Uganda. Sabine tries to hold on to her optimism, counting on her best friend, Zena, and her grandfather, Bapa, to keep her spirits up, but after her beloved uncle Zulfiqar disappears and Zena turns against her, Sabine begins to share her mother's fears. When a new law is declared on the radio ? all Indians must leave ? Sabine and her family have a hard decision to make. Should they stay and defend their rights, or should they go? And how will they begin a new life in a different land?

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In language that evokes the color, flavor, and mystery of Africa and India, Nanji chronicles the experiences of an Indian girl in Uganda during the time of Idi Amin's expulsion order--a suspenseful and important tale.--Martine Leavitt, author of "Keturah." Unabridged. 4 CDs.

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ISBN:
9781423370581
Author:
Nanji, Shenaaz
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Read by:
Sharma, Vaishali
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Sharma, Vaishali
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - Africa
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Amin, Idi,
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Africa
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.70x5.10x1.50 in. .30 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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"Synopsis" by , In language that evokes the color, flavor, and mystery of Africa and India, Nanji chronicles the experiences of an Indian girl in Uganda during the time of Idi Amin's expulsion order--a suspenseful and important tale.--Martine Leavitt, author of "Keturah." Unabridged. 4 CDs.
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