Exodus: Kampala To Leicester

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Exodus: Kampala To Leicester

In August 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin gave the Asian community 90 days notice to leave the country. They were forced to leave almost everything in Uganda and seek refuge in other countries such as Britain and Canada. The walk revisits the dramatic events of the emergency and the struggles of those who came to Leicester from the Asian community in Uganda, settling in the 1970s and their continued cultural and economic impact today. The walk includes personal testimony Leicester’s Ugandan Asian community. The project and associated exhibits were developed in partnership with Navrang and BBC Radio Leicester and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund drawing on archives and interviews by Leicester City Council Museums service. The commission funding for this work was from Phoenix Arts Centre and Leicester City Council Museum and Library Services.