“Such a remarkable life Jalal Jaffer has had, so full of accomplishment, love, friendships, and — most of all — beneficence to others. His writing is such a pleasure to read: it has such verve and bonhomie, such an aliveness. This is a magnificent autobiography!” -Robert W. Sweet, Senior Philanthropic Advisor and Author of Life Fighting
“Memories of a Ugandan Refugee is a masterpiece. Such an eventful life told in such poignant terms. It’s a page turner… the book is highly informative, incisive, educational, historical and above all candid. What can I say? This is unlike anything I have read.” -Nizar Sultan, Author of The Roots and the Trees
“What an amazing life... personal and intimate. Reading about Jalal Jaffer’s devotion to family, religion, community and profession was inspiring. My God and his God must be very pleased with this small, insignificant Ugandan boy who made so much and came so far given the hand he was dealt.” -Jon Elton, Owner of Elton Media
“Memories of a Ugandan Refugee inspired me.” -Iqbal Paroo, Consultant and Leader in the fields of Health Care, Higher Education, Philanthropy and International Development
“Jalal Jaffer has met each of the many challenges of his life with a humanitarian, resilient and creative boldness. Faith-filled and broadminded, this talented man brings wisdom to difficult situations and relationships. Thankfully, he has detailed his fascinating life and work in his autobiography.” -Vera and Michael Ryan, Educationists/Philanthropists/Leaders
“A truly fascinating story … a triumph in life when barriers are only challenges to be overcome. I could not put it down.” -Vazir Malik Talib, Chairman of Ismaili Leaders International Forum
“This was a fascinating read… compelling. A real page-turner for me. Shamshad and Jalal Jaffer have had a special union. Their lives have been a study in resilience, courage and leadership. Indeed their paths have been that of the power of hope.” -Vazir Yusuf Keshavjee, Long time Senior Leader in Kenya and past Member of the Board of Trustees of Aga Khan University
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