Shabana Sheikh

Born: 1950

Pakistan, India

Date of interview: 11th May 2006

Map showing where Shabana Sheikh came from

What were your earliest memories of your life in Africa?

When we got there, like, my dad, when he started with the army, he started working for railways, East African Railways and he was a stationmaster. He had a job in Kajado it was called, it was about fifty or sixty kilometres from Nairobi and it's a jungle absolutely jungle with all the lions and giraffes running around you know. Our memories are, getting in a big Land Rover sitting with dad and with his few friends and just going for hunting and we used to scream 'Oh there's a lion coming' that's all our memories and we used to really enjoy that, and Mum used to be sitting home waiting, she never used to like going she used to say I don't like this killing.