Your favourite African fiction? Uganda?

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Your favourite African fiction? Uganda?

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apr 14, 2010, 12:42 pm

I really want to read some African fiction. I am spending to months in Uganda this fall, and I want to read more about the country.

apr 14, 2010, 7:23 pm

It's not fiction, but I'd recommend Finnstrom's Living with Bad Surroundings, an ethnography about the ongoing conflict in Northern Uganda.

apr 15, 2010, 5:09 am


I'll look it up!

apr 15, 2010, 11:00 am

One fiction book set in Uganda is Dream of Darkness by Patrick Ruell i.e. Reginald Hill.

maj 5, 2010, 1:12 pm

Although it's historical fiction and has been made into a not-too-great movie, The Last King of Scotland is a good book. The Heart of the Nile is also historical fiction, although based upon historical records as much as they're available. I lived there for 3 years, but sadly didn't read much fiction about Uganda. If you can get a copy of The Man With the Key Has Gone!, it paints an accurate but less serious picture of the country--plus if you get sick, you'll want to go to Dr. Clarke's International Clinic or International Hospital!

Hope you have a great time in the country--where specifically are you going in the country?

maj 6, 2010, 4:10 am

I'am going to Kampala. I'm doing an internship in the ob/gyn ward on the makerere university hospital.

I've started Things Fall Apart yesterday, and I really like it so far.

Thank you for all your tips!

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