Thank You Idi Amin
a memoir of the asian exodus
Through Adversity, A New Life Emerges - Bouncing back from one of the horrific episodes of world history—Idi Amin’s expulsion of 80,000 Asians from Uganda—Mohezin Tejani writes about what it means to be a global Muslim refugee. Liberated from the confines of his own culture by political realities, Tejani sets out to learn how to be rooted in the absence of a place to call home. Thank You Idi Amin portrays the intersecting points of congruence among humans that are neither from the East nor the West, nor the North or South, but all part of a global compass navigating the new world of tomorrow.
"A vivid autobiography that recounts his life weaving in and out of cultures in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. while working for NGOs and teaching English."
International Herald Tribune
"If you have read and enjoyed Karen Connolly's brilliant 'Touch the Dragon', or Paul Theroux's 'Dark Star Safari', then you will certainly love Tejani's memoire."
"Those interested in different cultures or who like to read travel logs will find the descriptions of the author’s travels both educational and entertaining. History and political event buffs will find the first person insight into Idi Amin’s reign very insightful. On a more general level, however, readers will find a connection with the author in his journey to find and define himself, something we all have to do in life."
TCM Review, Calgary
"Tejani masterfully weaves together the disappointments, disillusionments, hope and optimism that mark his journey. His strength lies in taking the reader along with him on that trip ... A book that deserves to be at the top of anyone’s must-read list."