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South Asian Heritage Month: Sabina Adam

My paternal great grandparents and grandparents originate from Gujarat in India however they lived in Mombasa for most of their lives before moving to the UK in 1967 when my dad was 6 years old.  My mum and her family also lived in Gujarat in India, she moved to the UK when my parents met and married.

The traditions, culture and food from both my parents’ Indian heritage is lived on throughout my family with many Kenyan and Gujaratis recipes as favourites.

My Swahili is terrible but my Gujarati is OK!

I have fond memories of visiting India on several occasions and seeing the history and where my family live, making the link to my family even stronger.

Sabina Adam, Executive Assistant to Deputy VC

Sabina Adam - Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Innovation & Quality) & Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching & Student Experience)



a collage of people in wedding clothing at an Asian wedding

At my sisters wedding

A group of 6 people looking away from the camera.

My family

3 people looking at the camera and smiling

My sister and I at sisters wedding

stuffed dates and various chocolate desserts on a gold platter

Stuffed dates, a family favourite at a special occasion