Where the Air Is Sweet

Where the Air Is Sweet

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"In 1972, dictator Idi Amin expelled 80,000 South Asians from Uganda. Though many had lived in East Africa for generations, they were given ninety days to flee as their country descended into a surreal vortex of chaos and murder. Spanning the years between 1921 and 1975, Where the Air Is Sweet tells the story of Raju, a young Indian man drawn to Africa by the human impulse to seek a better life, and the two generations that follow him and carve a niche for themselves in a racially stratified colonial and post-colonial society. This is the story of a family: their loves, their griefs and their sudden expulsion by one of the world's most terrifying tyrants." --
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollinsPublishersLtd, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781443408172
Characteristics: 367 pages. :,map ;,23 cm.

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1964ag
Nov 27, 2014

Informative, insightful, and a great read about families and what they give up as well as what they gain when they leave their countries and come to Canada.

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angeladyck
Jul 02, 2014

Great book by a Canadian author. A look into the lives of an Ismaili family living in Uganda under the power of Idi Amin. Eye-opening and interesting. Very good read!

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angeladyck
Jul 02, 2014

angeladyck thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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