Home in Diaspora: Memories of Uganda and Beyond

The Ugandan Asian expulsion marked an important moment in Canadian immigration history. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the expulsion, Archives & Special Collections, Carleton University Library is further documenting the Ugandan Asian expulsion through the collection and curation of memories and photographs of Ugandan Asian refugees.

If you experienced the expulsion or are a second generation Ugandan Asian, please consider contributing to “Home in Diaspora: Memories of Uganda and Beyond”. This series will be made available online through the Uganda Collection and used for exhibits.

How does it work?

For this project, we ask you to consider a photograph or an item (or a photograph of an item), and a written recollection about that photograph or item that you would like to have archived in the Uganda Collection at Carleton University.

Do you have a photograph of yourself, your family, or a place special to you? Do you have an item of significance to your personal history that you would like to share? We are seeking memories of Uganda, the expulsion, or your life in Canada.

In documenting the history of the Ugandan Asian expulsion, we are interested in capturing a diverse array of voices, perspectives, and moments in time.

For more information or to submit to the project, please contact:

Heather LeRoux
Archives & Special Collections Coordinator
heather.leroux@carleton.ca