Review by Dodie Hodgkinson
This story about the effects of changing country and culture fluctuates between the past events in the life of a Ugandan family and their present-day life in Leicester. In Uganda in the 60s the family had a successful business and a successful life until Idi Amin took power, when they were forced to flee. Members of the family react differently to the new life in the UK. Sameer, born in Leicester, is disillusioned with his high-flying career as a lawyer and returns to Uganda to understand his family’s past. A novel exploring racial tensions, generation gaps and the meaning of family.