Jaimini started writing about her family’s history as they were forced to leave Uganda by Idi Amin in 1972 and settled in Scotland.
Ironically Idi Amin coined the phrase ‘The Last King Of Scotland’ so she decided to re-address this history and take her home back.
Jaimini’s original research inspired her to write the poem ‘The Last Queen of Scotland’ which takes the form of a conversation with Idi Amin and discusses his decision to expel her family from their home.
The poem provided the title and the starting point for her play – The Last Queen of Scotland – which was developed into a co-commission with the help of mentoring from National Theatre Scotland and Dundee Rep.
Stellar Quines, supported by the National Theatre of Scotland and Dundee Rep, will create and preview The Last Queen of Scotland at Dundee Rep before the play’s World Premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.