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 forced to flee in ninety days 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 three generations of his family, who carve a life for themselves in a racially stratified colonial and post-colonial society. Where the Air Is Sweet is the story of a family: their loves, their griefs and, finally, their sudden expulsion at the hands of one of the world's most terrifying tyrants.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : HarperCollinsPublishersLtd., c2014
ISBN: 9781443408172
Branch Call Number: FIC JAM
Characteristics: 367 p. :,map ;,23 cm.


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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.

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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Jul 02, 2014

angeladyck thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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