Abyssinian Chronicles

Abyssinian ChroniclesLike Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children and Gabriel Garcia Marquez s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moses Isegawa s Abyssinian Chronicles tells a riveting story of twentieth century Africa that is passionate in vision and breathtaking in scope At the center of this unforgettable tale is Mugezi, a

Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe

Tropical Fish: Tales from EntebbeIn her fiction debut, Doreen Baingana follows a Ugandan girl as she navigates the uncertain terrain of adolescence Set mostly in pastoral Entebbe with stops in the cities Kampala and Los Angeles, Tropical Fish depicts the reality of life for Christine Mugisha and her family after Idi Amin s

The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of ScotlandShortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him as his

War Brothers: The Graphic Novel

War Brothers: The Graphic NovelThis is the graphic novel edition of Sharon McKay s novel set in Uganda, where Joseph Kony s Lord s Resistance Army LRA has, since 1987, abducted up to 30,000 children from their villages and homes for use as soldiers and slaves It is in these nightmarish times that the fates of 5 boys and a girl

Kisses from Katie

Kisses from KatieWhat would cause an eighteen year old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends because the rest of them think she has gone off the

Let's Tell This Story Properly

Let's Tell This Story ProperlyHow far does one have to travel to find home elsewhere The stories in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi s collection attempt to measure that distance Centered around the lives of Ugandans in Britain, Let s Tell This Story Properly features characters both hyper visible and unseen they take on jobs at

Child of Dandelions

Child of DandelionsA breathtaking account of one girl s determination to triumph over a devastating historical event In Uganda in 1972, President Idi Amin, also known as the Last King of Scotland, announces that foreign Indians must be weeded out of Uganda in ninety days Fifteen year old Sabine s life is changed

Thirty Girls

Thirty GirlsEsther is a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord s Resistance Army and forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities, who is struggling to survive, to escape, and to find a way to live with what she has seen and done Jane is an American journalist who has traveled to Africa, hoping to give a

Snakepit

SnakepitPraised on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in the author s native Uganda, Moses Isegawa s first novel Abyssinian Chronicles was a big, transcendently ambitious book Boston Globe that blasts open the tidy borders of the conventional novel and redraws the literary map to reveal a whole new