Mohsen Taha | Ghost Own, Crumbles of Jinja
Honourable Mention, Story
Ghost Own, Crumbles of Jinja
On 25 August 1972, Idi Amin gave Uganda's Asians 90 days to leave the country. Jinja was left a ghost town by their departure, and though many have returned to claim their property much of the town still bears the scars of the expulsion. Families squat abandoned buildings and the architectural structure of the town is in limbo while inherited land-wrangles inhibit development. This is the story of the ruins left behind, and the people who live in and around them.