The East Midlands Oral History Archive
at the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, is pleased
to host this website for the East Midlands Economic Network's 'Preserving Asian Heritage' project.
While EMEN was working in the Belgrave area of Leicester a number of people from the local Asian community suggested the need to preserve their stories. After some consultation the Heritage Lottery Fund were approached and thought this a great idea. Four months developmental work later, the project was approved.
The projects tells the story of the Asian Diaspora from Uganda and the arrival of these people in the UK and in particular Leicester. It does this through an oral history DVD, an exhibition in partnership with Leicester Museum Services and this website in conjunction with the University of Leicester.
You can order a copy of the DVD at: http://www.emen.org.uk/AsianDVD.htm
The book Ugandan Memories is now available online at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ugandan-memories/id1199126948?ls=1&mt=11
Click here to see brief extracts from the DVD.
Click here to see photographs from the project.
Websites with further information.