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Waiting

Author: Goretti Kyomuhendo – A Novel of Uganda at War

Language: English

Summary: Set in the seventies during the last year of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s brutal, often surreal rule, Waiting evokes the fear and courage of a small close-knit society uncertain of what the edicts of a madman or the marauding of his disintegrating army will bring with each day.

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Night of power

Author: Anar Ali

Language: English

Summary: A portrait of a Muslim family–from the heady days in Uganda to hard times in a new country, and the tragic accident that forces them to confront the ghosts of the past.

It’s 1998. And Mansoor Visram has lived in Canada for 25 years, ever since dictator Idi Amin expelled South Asians from Uganda.

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Kintu

Author: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Language: English

Summary: First published in Kenya in 2014 to critical and popular acclaim, Kintu is a modern classic, a multilayered narrative that reimagines the history of Uganda through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan. Divided into six sections, the novel begins in 1750, when Kintu Kidda sets out for the capital to pledge allegiance to the new leader of the Buganda Kingdom. Along the way, he unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. In an ambitious tale of a clan and a nation, Makumbi weaves together the stories of Kintu’s descendants as they seek to break from the burden of their shared past and reconcile the inheritance of tradition and the modern world that is their future. Source: amazon.com

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