I am a Canadian with fragile roots in India, Uganda and Iran. My family came to Canada in 1972 as penniless immigrants. We were part of the South Asian diaspora resulting from Idi Amin's expulsion of Uganda's South Asians. The cultural, geographical, emotional, and psychic displacements associated with the migrant condition have taught me the value and power of stories. I believe that stories can be used as tools by the powerless, the dispossessed and the displaced to reclaim and re-imagine their histories, insist on their rights and imaginatively contribute to their new homelands.