Unlikely encounter

Between 1966 and 1968 I was a post-graduate student in the psychology Dept. of Bristol University. Also working there was Jim (I forget his surname), a negro post doctoral fellow from Washington State, USA. I left the University and went to work at Kamuli College, in Namasagali, Busoga District, Uganda. The school had about 400 students; Africans other than 3 0r 4 Gujarati immigrants. I introduced British A Level English into the school. Rehana Minhas was one of my initial students. Rehana was a good student. In 1970 Idi Amin came to power in Uganda. In 1971 he expelled the the Asian immigrants from the country. Rehana was expelled. In 1972 I left Uganda and in 1973 went to work as a civil servant in Scotland. I was sent on an induction course to Wakefield, Yorkshire. One evening I went by myself to Bradford for an Indian meal. The restaurant was full apart from a table where one man was sitting. It was Jim, the negro from Washington State I had known in Bristol. He was now working at Leeds University. I had heard that Rehana Minhas, the Gujarati I had taught in Busoga District, Uganda, had secured a place in Leeds University and mentioned her. It transpired that she was Jim's flat mate's girl friend.
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Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:41:48 +0000Coincidence ID:3302