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Where The Air Is Sweet

by Tasneem Jamal

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | May 26, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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An epic saga that charts three generations of an Indian family in Uganda

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.

"Beautifully written and brimming with intelligence. A wonderful debut."-Katrina Onstad, author of the Giller Prize nominee Everybody Has Everything

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 376 pages, 3.59 × 2.46 × 0.39 in

Published: May 26, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443408174

ISBN - 13: 9781443408172

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Where The Air Is Sweet

by Tasneem Jamal

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 376 pages, 3.59 × 2.46 × 0.39 in

Published: May 26, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443408174

ISBN - 13: 9781443408172

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An epic saga that charts three generations of an Indian family in Uganda

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.

"Beautifully written and brimming with intelligence. A wonderful debut."-Katrina Onstad, author of the Giller Prize nominee Everybody Has Everything

About the Author

TASNEEM JAMAL was born in Mbarara, Uganda, and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1975. She has worked as a journalist for over a decade as an editor at The Globe and Mail, Saturday Night magazine and the National Post. She has written fiction and non-fiction for the Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad, The Globe and Mail, Saturday Night magazine, the National Post and the Literary Review of Canada. She lives in Kitchener with her husband and two daughters.

WEB: TASNEEMJAMAL.WORDPRESS.COM

TWITTER: @TASNEEMJAMAL

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"Big of heart and mind, Tasneem Jamal's powerful debut novel exposes the fragility of belonging and, with its sweeping historical eye, brings home the true meaning of Canada." -Carrie Snyder, author of Governor General's Award-nominated The Juliet Stories

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