A Chameleon's Tale by Mo Tejani
True Stories of a Global Refugee
Is Home an Illusion?
Mo Tejani - an Indian Shia Muslim by ancestry - was expelled from Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972. Torn apart from his family and exiled from the continent of his birth, he was suddenly left homeless, with little sense of his own cultural identity. Over the next three decades on the road, he worked with non-profit agencies, learned a slew of new languages, met fellow cultural nomads in forlorn and faraway places, and became involved in some of the world's most significant historical events.
In this entertaining, globetrotting memoir, the author travels through all five continents in search of a place he can call home. The trials and tribulations of 'identity shopping' in the 'multicultural supermarket' of today almost bring him to the brink of alienation, but, as he discovers over the years, there are many along the road who are ready to lend a helping hand. Join him on his journey as he seeks liberation from his cultural chains and the catharsis of realizing his true identity.
"Hold tight for a 50-year gonzo ride from Africa to America to Asia, captured by Mo's camera-like eye for pivotal events." Joe Cummings - Author Lonely Planet Thailand