East Africa: The Asians in Their Midst

For many European settlers, "Africa for the Africans" simply means packing up and going home, painful though it may be. The future is far darker for the Asians in East Africa, who have long formed a precarious middle class. Despised by color-conscious whites, whom they greatly outnumber (400,000 to 96,000), resented by East Africa's 25 million blacks, the Asians —mostly Indians and Pakistanis—are loath to return to homelands that few have seen, and where jobs are already critically scarce. For the great majority of Asians, there is no other alternative but to stay on in an increasingly hostile Africa...

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