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886, LO/250/201
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Anon, 1952 - , Interviewee, Female, Factory worker
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Moshi, Tanzania, and being part of the Asian community in East Africa. Describes the family's migration to Leicester in 1966 and the problems faced with housing, language, work and food. Mentions arranged marriage and adapting to Western customs. Talks about visit to India in 1985. Mentions prejudice experienced in employment. Comments on language being a barrier but sees the caste system causing more problems than religious differences. Mentions some religious festivals held in India.
Place of birth: Moshi, Tanzania
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Dairy worker
Mother's Occupation: Teacher
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Language: English

Recording Date: 7/2/1986
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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