This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to meet the women who travelled to Scotland from all over the world, in search of family, love and security. Told in their own words, the women reveal their experiences of life in their traditional homelands, together with their reasons for leaving, their arrival and first impressions of Scotland and Pollokshields, the feelings of isolation which accompanied migration, and their encounters with work, study, and the local community. It also provides an intimate insight into family, intergenerational differences, and, on a more light-hearted note, of food, fashion, relaxation and celebration. The story of Pollokshields’ migrant women is one of hope and despair, challenge and success.
The exhibition will be complemented with photographic archives of South Asian pioneers by artist Basharat Khan.
Monday 21 September, 6pm to 9.30pm
The Hidden Gardens, 25a Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE (as part of Eid on the Drive)
Tuesday 29th September to Thursday 16th October 2009, weekdays 9am to 5pm
The Glasgow University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building, Gilmore Campus, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ (as part of Black History Month)
The event is free
Contact Syma at the library for more information.