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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shenaaz Nanji Narrator: Vaishali Sharm Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The river of jubilant people alarmed Sabine as they bobbed along Allidina Visram Street in Kampala....The dark faces drew closer. Women in bright gomesi and headscarves danced, and bare-chested men punched their fists into the air, chanting, Muhindi, nenda nyumbani! Indian go home.

Sabine felt she was drowning in their cries. In August 1972, President Idi Amin declares that a message from God has come to him in a dream: all foreign Indians must be weeded out of Uganda in the next 90 days. Fifteen-year-old Sabine and her father, a successful businessman, are confident that their family will not be affected, since they are Ugandan citizens, but Sabine's fearful mother is certain that they will have to leave.

As the 90 days tick by, the President's message - the countdown monster, as Sabine calls it - is broadcast every day on the radio, and life becomes more difficult for her family and other Indians in Uganda. Sabine tries to hold on to her optimism, counting on her best friend, Zena, and her grandfather, Bapa, to keep her spirits up, but after her beloved uncle Zulfiqar disappears and Zena turns against her, Sabine begins to share her mother's fears. When a new law is declared on the radio - all Indians must leave - Sabine and her family have a hard decision to make. Should they stay and defend their rights, or should they go? And how will they begin a new life in a different land? Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sasha | 2/17/2014

    " An amazing story of friendship and family. "Child of Dandelions" is a moving book about Indians and Africans and their struggle living in Uganda. This book casts a light on an issue that I find overlooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Rosenberger | 2/16/2014

    " Started out slowly but once it got going, it was a suspenseful and fascinating story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/25/2014

    " I learned about what it was like for Indians in Uganda in 1972 when Idi Amin ordered all Indians to leave the country. Through the changing friendship of Sabine and Zena the reader can understand both sides of the situation. Sabine's uncle is murdered by Idi Amin's henchmen, and her family flees the country, despite the fact that they are Ugandan citizens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nomi | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting account of the little known expulsion of Indians from Uganda by Idi Amin in the early 1970s told through the eyes of teenage Sabine. "

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