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(Morris) Okay, Anne, so would you like to say anything else about your immigration, contribution for the society, for Reading, for England, how do you see that? Anything you would like to comment?

Well, basically, I think, as I say, I think it's a very tolerant, this is a very, they are very,... Read more.

(Riaz) What were the bad experiences that you had?

Bad experiences? [Interviewer: Yes] Well, I wouldn't call it bad but, yes, it was disappointing. I applied to two hundred... Read more.

(Riaz) What in particular do you remember about your schooldays and your early childhood?

Well I remember that I was beaten up by my dad because once I think I got ninety-four percent or... Read more.

(Riaz) Why was it important for you ... to get permission from your father. Couldn't you just have gone?

Well in those days people used to have some values. And I'll tell you something that if my parents hadn't... Read more.

(Riaz) Two brothers?

And it was important. As a matter of fact let me tell you here something. I had admission here because... Read more.

(Riaz) What was the significance of being a landowner there ... in the community?

Well first of all obviously if you own land you've got crops of your own, wheat, flour and all that... Read more.

(Riaz) And what about your father?

When he used to come home he was a loving father and he still is. He will be ninety-three next... Read more.

(Riaz) OK and what was your mother's profession?

My mother was a housewife basically and ... she was always busy together with the assistants, the ladies which she... Read more.

(Riaz) Can you remember what were your earliest memories of your childhood?

Well we had the large family system and I would say really it was very relaxed sort of environment. I... Read more.

(Collyer) In the meantime, what, you'd been back to visit Uganda, and, what was happening with the political situation? You'd left it being quite in turmoil ...

Yeah ... So one of the reasons I was struggled in university is that there was even more fighting, and... Read more.

(Collyer) And did the, the young people at the time, did you feel afraid?

Again, not as afraid as we could have been, I think my parents both of them did a really good... Read more.

(Collyer) Why was that then?

I don't know, don't know why. It was just a house rule that you don't, sit in your bedrooms, 'cause... Read more.

(Collyer) So what was home life like?

We used to play quite a lot, in fact we weren't allowed in our bedrooms during the day. I'd go... Read more.

(Browne) So, I'm, I just take you back, did you have your children come with you?

No ... no, because I didn't know what is was going to be like, so I leave the children with... Read more.

(Browne) Was this typical of the whole neighbourhood?

Most people would tell you that, yeah, that they had to go to Sunday school, yeah.... Read more.

(Browne) What did you do on Sundays?

Sunday was church. Wake in the morning, if you live near to the beach you go and have your sea... Read more.

(Browne) How much would the fine be?

Well to be truthful I was a child, we didn't know what fine would be all we was interested to... Read more.

(Malhotra) Is there anything else that you wanted to say, that I haven't asked you about?

Yeah, I think for any immigrants whichever background they come from, when they come, to my mind, if they decided... Read more.

(Malhotra) How do your own daughters ... see their culture, having been brought up here?

It's ... again, as I said before I never insisted on a very strict ... upbringing. I knew they are... Read more.

(Malhotra) You talked about your religion, the little bit back you were talking about, you know you're invited to Christmas. Have you been able to practise your religion here?

Yeah, I have done it because, when ... well when we came here there was no facility. There were no... Read more.

(Malhotra) When you had the baby ... were you?

Em ... the baby having the baby and that was another experience because ... baby first child, I did not... Read more.

(Malhotra) What was it like, what was it like for you arriving in ... in Reading in the winter, in a room, expecting your first child?

Well it was very hard for ... first of all ... any first time mother it is a difficult time.... Read more.

(Malhotra) So ... your father was looking to choose a good mother-in-law as well as a good husband for you.

Yeah, yeah. He thinks and I think he was right there, that it's not only the person you marry, because... Read more.

(Malhotra) And how did that work?

It worked very well in my case and I won't regret anything. I think ... people have some wrong idea... Read more.

(Malhotra) How did you meet your husband?

Well it was arranged marriage. I never met him before and he was a lecturer in Bihar University and I... Read more.

(RBrowne) And now so there's hardly any place, as you were saying, besides Jackson's, which remains the same?

Jackson is some very exciting people I deal with too. If I tell you. The store is a bit different... Read more.

(RBrowne) So when you came, what time of year did you arrive in England?

Oh in the winter. First morning I got up. Saturday morning there was snow out there and I was living... Read more.

(Chigumira) Do they miss Zimbabwe?

They do miss Zimbabwe, but the other thing is that we cook the food here, we play the music here,... Read more.

(Chigumira) How have your children settled now?

My children have settled very, very well, as you see they are not here, they've gone to sleep at friend's... Read more.

(Chigumira) Is that Kings Road in Reading ?

Yes Kings Road in Reading, that's where I'm a member of the Methodist church. So, well we carried on after... Read more.

(Chigumira) So your dad actually died, was that 1992?

'91, he died in '91, immediately when I came back from Yugoslavia so, well my mum was left alone now... Read more.

(Chigumira) OK so you came to Britain?

My first experience of Britain was in 1990, we came as girls, one lady from the American Embassy, one from... Read more.

(Chigumira) How old were you at that time?

I was twenty years by then, when I applied for the job to go in to the Minister of Foreign... Read more.

(Tamang) What would happen if somebody was ill?

If someone was ill they'd stay at home, they'd have certain knowledge about medicines which were available from the plants... Read more.

(Tamang) What's the main difference between family life there in those days and family life now?

It was a lot more hardship over there but food wise it was always fresh it was always plentiful because... Read more.

(Pollek) Ok. How do you see your role within this society?

Well I ... I've got a sense of gratitude to England, specifically for allowing my mother and father to stay... Read more.

(Pollek) You said when you worked at Courage's with the Ukrainians, did you feel you were part of the Ukrainians?

No, I, no I didn't. They were, although I was eighteen, nineteen, and they would have been in their forties,... Read more.

(Pollek) You said that you couldn't speak English, what language did you speak-

We spoke nothing but Ukrainian at home. I remember when I was I think nine, again I was quite shocked... Read more.

(SSheikh) What do you feel? Do you feel you are Pakistani? What do you feel your nationality is how do you identify your ... ?

If you ask me who you are I would say I'm just a human being right? And if you are... Read more.

(SSheikh) And what about going back to Pakistan have you ever been back there?

Pakistan I go like every year or every two years because all my relations my cousins are there. Only two... Read more.

(SSheikh) Did you know who this was? Was it certain people or was this kind of general? Did you know that somebody had a grudge in particular?

No I didn't know because we were, my husband was so good. At the Irish Club, my husband was the... Read more.

(Sheikh) Your own children, we didn't talk about them. You have one daughter?

Just one daughter, yeah. She's a civil servant in the Ministry of Agriculture or something. Again, perhaps it's within in... Read more.

(Ling) Oh, I see. Through the official demonstrate that you were not already married.What about your parents' attitude to marriage in China? What is, do they have any influence over who you marry or ...

I think because of, because I am always very independent from them. They kind of, whatever, whoever I marry, as... Read more.

(Fappiano) And did those bad experience of leaving school early and having to work help you in the, in the long run?

Well it did help me give me experience of life and how to earn your living and appreciate it, it's... Read more.

(Fappiano) Before you left Italy what was your impression about England?

Well the impression about England before I left Italy, some people who had been here, some, all the people who... Read more.

(Szopis) Do you still feel very much Polish?

Oh yes, Oh yes. There's no way about it ... you do, I remember the first time ever I went... Read more.

(Cam) So he proposed to you then in ten months?

Yes. Yes and I just felt no I'll wait. I said 'No, I really have to think about this' and... Read more.

(Bajric) What was your mother's profession?

My mother was ordinary woman and she had very good family and religious education. She tried to teach us to... Read more.

(Bajric) How did you feel working in the building industry when you were a professor before in Bosnia?

For me you know I thought it was my destiny, is something what happen from God and I thought 'You... Read more.

(Bajric) What work were you doing during the day?

I was doing painting decorating houses and all building work, my employer, ordered me to do. I have to do... Read more.

(Bajric) Which religion were you before?

I never follow it, I was free man you know. But I was born ... I was born like Bosnian... Read more.

(Bajric) What specifically did he do that you tried to follow later in life?

I try to help other people but I will talk and in my experience a little bit more later.... Read more.

(Bajric) How many of you in your family?

I was brought with a big family ... I had four sister ... two brothers ... but my family was... Read more.

(Bajric) Do you have any memories of your childhood, education?

I have to say in childhood I was happy child and I was growing in nice family and they give... Read more.