The Last Queen of Scotland
Fae Uganda to Dundee - a story from a community in exile.
‘My Mum and Dad had £7 when they got here. They got 90 days to leave and seven shitty pounds. 90 days, two pints, one pack of fags, gone.’
August 1972, Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Ugandan-Asians under a 90-day deadline. From Uganda to Dundee a woman grows up knowing nothing about her homeland haunted by Amin’s impact on her destiny. Returning to Uganda years later she confronts his ghost.
Fae Uganda to Dundee and all the way back again – how do you confront Idi Amin when he still messes with your head?
This is one story from a community in exile that sheds light on a unique period of untold history, performed by one woman to a live soundtrack [Patricia Panther, Glasgow Girls], through the street sounds of Dundonian dialect.
Just as Idi Amin coined the phrase ‘The Last King of Scotland’ Jaimini Jethwa decided to reclaim her heritage – The Last Queen of Scotland is her homage to her city – her ‘love letter to the D”.
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The Last Queen of Scotland is proud to be part of The Made in Scotland Showcase, a curated showcase of Scottish performance on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
Images © Emma Jayne Alexander
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