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ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLESABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES
Isegawa, Moses

NOW IN PAPERBACK. Widely acclaimed debut novel set in the 1970s and 1980s in Amin's Uganda. 493pp, UK. PICADOR, 0330376640

2000 paperback 


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ANOTHER NIGGER DEAD
Liyong, Taban Lo

An epic poem from Uganda. 72pp, UK. HEINEMANN AFRICAN WRITERS SERIES.

1972 0435901168 Paperback

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ANOTHER NIGGER DEAD


CASSANDRACASSANDRA
Barungi, Violet

The story of an independent minded, self confident and ambitious girl who is determined to reach the top without using men's coat tails to do so. Her journey is however made more difficult when love crosses her path. Cassandra is a woman's statement on life and on how to balance gender roles in order to transform society positively. 256pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE.

1999 9970901044 Paperback 


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CONVERSATIONS FOR A DREAMER OF THE DAWN
Ebalu, Peter Egobu

This is a set of poems about loss: of love, loved ones, money, status, esteem and youth. The poems are divided into sections entitled: bereavement poems, nature poems, existentialist poems and love poems. They were composed in both Uganda and the UK, where the author spent much of his youth. 63pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2006 9789970025695 Paperback 


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CONVERSATIONS FOR A DREAMER OF THE DAWN


CORPSE LOVERS AND CORPSE HATERSCORPSE LOVERS AND CORPSE HATERS
Liyong, Taban Lo

Poems composed while Idi Amin was dictator of Uganda. With and afterword by the poet. 102pp, SOUTH AFRICA. TIMBILA PUBLISHING.

2005 0958485860 Paperback 


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THE DEFENCE OF LAWINO
P'Bitek, Okot

A new translation from Acholi by the Sudanese writer Taban lo Liyong, who asserts that a new translation was necessary because Song of Lawino was not strictly a faithful translation but rather one in which whatever was 'topical, striking, graphic and easily renderable into English' was given prominence. BNS, 132pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS, 9970022695

2001 paperback 


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THE DEFENCE OF LAWINO


DO I HAVE TO KNEEL?DO I HAVE TO KNEEL?
Haward, Patricia

Namuli, the lead character of this novel, makes her way from an isolated Ugandan village to international recognition. She encounters obstacles, prejudices and uncertainties about her own identity as a student, professional woman and mother. She experiences the enigmas of love, relationships and loss. The novel is based on a true story and aims to give readers an authentic picture of what it was like to live in Uganda from the 1950s through to the 1970s. 281pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2005 9970024957 Paperback 


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FOOTPRINTS OF THE OUTSIDER
Ocwinyo, Julius

Ocwinyo's second novel draws on the recent history of Uganda to explores how political developments affect ordinary people's lives. Map, 165pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2003 9970023438 Paperback 


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FOOTPRINTS OF THE OUTSIDER


GIFTS OF HARVESTGIFTS OF HARVEST
Barungi, Violet (Ed.)

From the origins of life - and its antithesis, death - through tradition as opposed to modernity, through depredations and ravages of war, HIV/Aids, marital infidelity, school experiences, to the importance of resilience, this anthology traverses a broad literary territory both in terms of themes and styles. These are the voices of women from different parts of Uganda joined together by a commonality of concerns. 168pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE.

2006 9789970700042 Paperback 


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HARE AND HORNBILL
P'Bitek, Okot

A Collection of traditional African folktales from Uganda and East Africa. 80pp, UK. HEINEMANN AFRICAN WRITERS SERIES.

1999 1978 0435901931 Paperback

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HARE AND HORNBILL


I WILL NOT FAILI WILL NOT FAIL
Kisubi, Madinah Nakandha

Namukose does not want to end up like her mother, poor and bullied by her husband. She wants to do well in school and have a career. Because of her determination and courage, therefore, she manages to overcome some tough challenges and eventually succeeds. This story examines the destinies of girls whose lives are marked by forced exit from school and early marriage. 68pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2008 9789970027613 Paperback 


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THE KIND GANG
Kisiki, Bob

A fictional story about a young boy growing up in Uganda and the intervention of the 'kind gang' in his life. Gloss, 75pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2003 9970023411 Paperback 


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THE KIND GANG


THE LAST KING OF SCOTLANDTHE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Foden, Giles

Film tie-in edition. A young Scottish doctor is drawn into the brutal regime of Idi Amin when he is appointed his personal physician. When civil chaos ensues his actions become decisive. 360pp, UK. FABER & FABER.

2007 1998 9780571232888 Paperback 


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MASABA
Drinkwater, Peter

In 1969, Scott and Kathy start a new life together in Uganda. But their different outlooks on life soon become apparent and their marriage reaches a crisis point as Idi Amin's reign begins. Half forgotten incidents take on fresh significance as old scores are settled. 321pp, UK. BOOK GUILD.

2004 1857768388 Hardback 


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MASABA


MEMOIRS OF A MOTHERMEMOIRS OF A MOTHER
Wangusa, Ayeta Anne

The story of a Ugandan woman forced to trade the romantic idealism of her youth for a mundane marriage, based on outmoded rules and obligations. 73pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE.

1998 997090101X Paperback 


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MEN LOVE CHOCOLATES BUT THEY DON'T SAY
Barya, Mildred Kiconco

A collection of poetry by a young Ugandan writer. 92pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE.

2002 9970988808 Paperback 


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MEN LOVE CHOCOLATES BUT THEY DON'T SAY


MRS CARRUTHERS IS BLACKMRS CARRUTHERS IS BLACK
Carruthers, John

Partly autobiographical novel, tells the story of a British expatriate in East Africa set against the backdrop of Uganda before and after the terrifying rule of Idi Amin. 355pp, UK. BOOK GUILD LTD.

2005 1857769260 Hardback 


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MY CLEANER
Gee, Maggie

Now in paperback. Ugandan Mary Tendo worked for many years in the white middle-class Henman household in London, cleaning for Vanessa and looking after her only child, Justin. More than ten years after Mary has left, Justin - now twenty-two, handsome and gifted - is too depressed to get out of bed. To his mother's surprise, he asks for Mary. When Mary responds to Vanessa's cry for help and returns from Uganda to look after Justin, the balance of power in the house shifts dramatically. Both women's lives change irrevocably as tensions build towards a startling climax on a snowbound motorway. 352pp, UK. SAQI BOOKS.

2006 2005 1846590086 Paperback 


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MY CLEANER


MY DRIVERMY DRIVER
Gee, Maggie

Vanessa Henman, a plucky but accident-prone white writer, flies out from London to Uganda for an African writers' conference. She also means to visit her former cleaner, Ugandan Mary Tendo, now the successful Executive Housekeeper of Kampala's up-market Sheraton Hotel. But Mary has her own agenda: her son Jamil is missing, and she has secretly summoned Vanessa's beloved ex-husband Trevor, a plumber, to her home village to build a new well. Vanessa sets off alone on safari to distant Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see the mountain gorillas. But farce teeters on the edge of something much darker when Vanessa quarrels with her driver and a bloody war closes in on Bwindi from Congo. Can anyone save her? 300pp, UK. TELEGRAM BOOKS.

2009 9781846590528 Hardback 


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NEVER TOO LATE
Mushengyezi, Aaron (Ed.)

Collection of stories about the life of teenagers. Set in Uganda, they offer insights into the emotional turbulence and social crises that often remain unrecognisable and invisible to adults. Images of loneliness, seduction, unfulfilled dreams and torn lives emerge on the pages of this anthology. 170pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE.

2011 9789970700233 Paperback 


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NEVER TOO LATE


OF SAINTS AND SCARECROWSOF SAINTS AND SCARECROWS
Kibuuka, Ulysses C.

Ssempa, irreverent, crafty and atheistic, and Julian, a pious, subservient Catholic nun, suddenly find themselves the focus of two religious communities with irreconcilable interests. The unexpected liaison between the two protagonists ignites unforeseen passions within each of the communities, and causes unbearable tensions between them. The two communities inevitably collide, crushing the two hapless lovers in the process. In this satirical tale that straddles the Great Lakes region and concerns itself with one of the cataclysmic eras of Uganda’s history, the 1950s through to the 1970s, Kibuuka explores the complex workings of politico-religious interpersonal relations. 264pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2008 9789970025305 Paperback 


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PALE SOULS ABROAD AND OTHER TALES
Kibuuka, Ulysses C.

Weaves together a knowledge of Uganda's indigenous languages and history to create chronicles of a country with a complex past and uncertain future. He creates vivid tales of the legacy of foreign interventions, domestic powers, and individuals negotiating their lives in a world where tradition and modernity are merging. 218pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2005 9970025244 Paperback 


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PALE SOULS ABROAD AND OTHER TALES


PUMPKIN SEEDS AND OTHER GIFTS: Stories from the FEMRITE Regional Writers Residency, 2008PUMPKIN SEEDS AND OTHER GIFTS: Stories from the FEMRITE Regional Writers Residency, 2008
Barungi, Violet & Moffett, Helen (Eds.)

Stories that run the whole gamut, telling of defiance, and hilarity and of despair, of loss and of lovelessness. Some of the poems lift up the heart, and others peel back the blinkers that blind our eyes. 118pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE.

2009 9789970700226 Paperback 


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REBEL WITHOUT A GUN
Lewis, Clive

Novel set in an African country caught up in the turmoil of post-colonial Africa, where the cost of opposition to wicked regimes is imprisonment, torture or death. Daniel Lanebi, a clergyman, feels compelled to speak out against the injustices of the harsh regime running his country. Dissenting voices like his risk brutality from the regime. But evil, Lanebi firmly believes, should be confronted. In pursuit of this mission, he becomes increasingly isolated from the people around him because of his unreasonable determination to speak the truth. Everyone is warning him to shut up or face unpleasant consequences. Fighting tribal violence, on one hand, and a coercive regime on the other, he sets himself on a danger-ous path that appears to be leading to self-destruction. 132pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2011 9789970250172 Paperback 


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REBEL WITHOUT A GUN


RECIPE FOR DISASTERRECIPE FOR DISASTER
Tindyebwa, Lillian

The story of Hellen Ntale who becomes so enchanted by the riches and wonders of the world that she is led to an unexpected place. 140pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2003 2000 1995 9770020331 Paperback 


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RETURN TO PARADISE
Dawood, Yusuf K.

Novel that mixes recent history and fiction. Starting with Amin's expulsion of Asians from Uganda, the writer traces the fortunes of a family that takes refuge in England. 280pp, KENYA. EAST AFRICAN EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS.

2000 9966250441 Paperback 


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RETURN TO PARADISE


SHOCK WAVES ACROSS THE OCEANSHOCK WAVES ACROSS THE OCEAN
Ekochu, Bananuka Jocelyn

Portrays the struggles of a group of people trying to make sense of their lives and relationships. The author is a member of the Femrite women writers' collective. This is her first novel. BNS, 175pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE PUBLICATIONS LIMITED.

2004 9970700030 Paperback 


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SONG OF LAWINO AND SONG OF OCOL
P'Bitek, Okot

A lament sung by a woman whose husband has rejected village life and taken a new wife who speaks English, powders her face and is skinny like European women. It is a lament for the rejection of the deeply-rooted traditions of their ancestors and the superficial materialism of Western values. It is followed by the Song of Ocol, her husbands response. Its terse verse belies the frustration he feels at the outdated values of his society. Illustrated with b/w drawings. 151pp, UK. HEINEMANN AFRICAN WRITERS SERIES.

1984 978043590266 7 Paperback

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SONG OF LAWINO AND SONG OF OCOL


SHOWHAT AND SOWHATSHOWHAT AND SOWHAT
Liyong, Taban Lo

Play which explores the lives of two divergent families: the Showhats and the Sowhats. Showhat is a boisterous arrogant bully with little regard for the less privileged but philosophical Sowhat. Their worlds clash when Sowhat's daughter falls pregnant to Showhat's son. Enraged, Sowhat attacks Showhat who retaliates leading to an arrest. In an odd judgement Showhat must move in with Mrs Sowhat and vice versa. A multifaceted parable that pours scorn on the consumerism of the rich in society without sparing the vanity of empty sloganeering of the philosophical poor. 92pp, KENYA. PEARSON EDUCATION.

2007 9789966494542 Paperback 


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SNAKEPIT
Isegawa, Moses

Now in paperback. Bat Katanga is a Ugandan just returned to his homeland after two years in Britain. With a degree from Cambridge, he hopes to make his fortune there and each 'reform' imposed by Idi Amin increases his chances. He enters the top echelons of government with his sense of honesty and honour firmly intact. His life begins to unravel when he is threatened into taking a bribe from a Saudi prince. This starts a journey into the most dangerous precincts of Amin's Uganda. 259pp, SOUTH AFRICA, PICADOR AFRICA

2006 2004 1770100113 Paperback 


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SNAKEPIT


TALKING TALESTALKING TALES
Barungi, Violet (Ed.)

A variety of women tell their stories in prose and poetry. They cast their nets wide, hauling in themes that celebrate as much as they castigate and mourn. There is the delight of discovering oneself on the cusp of womanhood, and of hearing about success in the fight for womens emancipation. There is also the wonder at the restorative power of love. However, the murkier side of human life is explored too: the failed search for love, unwanted advances, misunderstood affinities, incest, betrayal, disillusionment, unfruitful enterprise, domestic violence, corruption, brutality, injustice, the capriciousness of fortune. 200pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE.

2009 9789970700219 Paperback 


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TEARS OF HOPE: A Collection of Short Stories by Ugandan Rural Women
Wangusa, Ayeta Anne (Ed.)

A collection of eight short stories by rural Ugandan women which reflects their lives and thoughts. Includes colour photographs of the authors and brief biographies. 171pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE.

2003 9970700022 Paperback 


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TEARS OF HOPE: A Collection of Short Stories by Ugandan Rural Women


TROPICAL FISH: Stories Out of EntebbeTROPICAL FISH: Stories Out of Entebbe
Baingana, Doreen

A collection of short stories set in post Idi Amin Uganda, and linked by the heroines' relationships as sisters. Winner of the AWP Award Series in Short Fiction. 'Hunger' was shortlisted for the 2004 Caine Prize and 'Tropical Fish' is on the Caine Prize 2005 short list. 147pp, USA. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS.

2005 1558494774 Hardback 


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THE TROUBLE CAUSER
Kabushenga, Solomon

In south-western Uganda, the destinies of cattle are intertwined with those of men and clans, and the supernatural holds immense sway over human decisions and actions. This is the backdrop to this novel. Animosities, fears, uncertainties and hot-headedness on the one hand, and harmony, rationality and amity on the other, mark relations between the rival Bajura and Bagirakwe clans; and through the novel, the author shows how this tension still epitomises a current day reality. 192pp, UGANDA. FOUNTAIN PUBLISHERS.

2007 9789970025381 Paperback 


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THE TROUBLE CAUSER


TWO SONGS: Song of Prisoner and Song of MalayaTWO SONGS: Song of Prisoner and Song of Malaya
P'Bitek , Okot

Contains the poems Song of Prisoner & Song of Malaya, which won the Kenyatta prize for literature in 1972. 184 pp. KENYA. EAST AFRICA EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS.

1988 1971 9966467203 Paperback 


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UGANDAN CREATIVE WRITERS DIRECTORY
Tabaire, Bernard (Ed.)

130 authors are profiled including extracts of their work, and also includes an introduction and history of Ugandan literature. 94pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE PUBLICATIONS.

2001 9707000066 Paperback

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UGANDAN CREATIVE WRITERS DIRECTORY


WAITING: A Novel of Uganda at WarWAITING: A Novel of Uganda at War
Kyomuhendo, Goretti

Set during the last year of the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's brutal regime, Waiting exposes the fear and courage of a small, close-knit community uncertain of what the edicts of a madman and the marauding of his uncontrollable army will bring with each coming day. Safe for years in their poor remote country village far from Amin's political battlefield, Alinda and her family are plunged into the rippling effects of war when the troops of the self-proclaimed Last King of Scotland use the local highway as an exit route from the pursuing Ugandan and Tanzanian liberators. With her mother on the verge of labour, her brother anxious to join the liberators, and a house full of hungry siblings, neighbours, and displaced refugees, Alinda learns what it takes to survive and eventually plan for a new life. 134pp, USA. FEMINIST PRESS.

2007 9781558615397 Paperback 


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WHITE TEETH: A Novel
P'Bitek, Okot

A humorously related story about the predicament of a young man faced with the prospect of paying heavy bridewealth in a changing society. First published in the Acholi language in 1953. Gloss, 108pp, KENYA. EAST AFRICAN EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS.

2000 1996 1989 996646445X Paperback 


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WHITE TEETH: A Novel


WORDS FROM A GRANARY: An Anthology of Short Stories by Ugandan Women WritersWORDS FROM A GRANARY: An Anthology of Short Stories by Ugandan Women Writers
Barungi, Violet (Ed.)

Fifteen short stories from emerging writers. iv, 95pp, UGANDA. FEMRITE PUBLICATIONS.

2001 9970700014 Paperback 


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WORDS THAT MELT A MOUNTAIN
Liyong, Taban Lo

Collection from the Ugandan author of 'Lament to East African Literary Barrenness'. These poems were inspired by Taban's brief stay in Japan in the early 1990s. 149pp, KENYA. EAST AFRICAN EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS.

1996 9966467890 Paperback 


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WORDS THAT MELT A MOUNTAIN

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