Where The Air Is Sweet

byTasneem Jamal

Paperback | March 20, 2018

Where The Air Is Sweet by Tasneem Jamal
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For readers of Khaled Hosseini and Nadia Hashimi, a powerful, vivid story of a family’s search for home and belonging, set against a brutal dictatorship and the promise of refuge in Canada.

Raju is drawn to Uganda by the desire for a better life. Over two generations, Raju and his family carve a niche for themselves and form a deep connection to the land in the midst of a racially stratified colonial and post-colonial society.

Their world is thrown into upheaval when brutal dictator Idi Amin comes to power. The family struggles to carry on until, in 1972, Amin expels 80,000 South Asians from the country. Raju, his children and their children have ninety days to flee as Uganda descends into unimaginable chaos and murder. Forced out, toward the shores of England and Canada, the family must find a place to land and a way to start again, even while the ties of Africa draw them back.

Where the Air Is Sweet is a vivid, engrossing portrait of a family caught up in the larger forces of world affairs. Despite tragedy and displacement, their story is one of hope and resilience, and finally, homecoming.

Title:Where The Air Is SweetFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.86 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.86 inPublished:March 20, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443408182

ISBN - 13:9781443408189

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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