This competition is now closed –Our choice for February book of the month is Ugandan author Doreen Baingana’s multiple award winning debut, Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe
In this fiction debut, 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 dictatorship. Three of the eight chapters are told from the point of view of Christine’s two older sisters, Patti, a born-again Christian who finds herself starving at her boarding school, and Rosa, a free spirit who tries to “magically” seduce one of her teachers. But the star of Tropical Fish is Christine, whom we accompany from her first wobbly steps in high heels, to her encounters with the first-world conveniences and alienation of America, to her return home to Uganda.
The book earned Baingana the 2006 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in the Africa region and was a finalist for the Caine Prize for African Writing.
How to Enter (This competition is closed)
Enter our January competition for a chance to win a copy of Doreen Baingana’s Tropic Fish: Tales from Entebbe. Follow the instructions below. If you are not a registered Africa Book Club subscriber, you will need to join first. Then, simply go ahead and answer the question below to enter.
- Which Nigerian author wrote the book, Waiting for an Angel ?
- What prize did the book win in 2003?
Please email your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: February 2013 Book Giveaway
Tip: Answers to the questions can be found by browsing the Africa Book Club site.
Remember the Rules:
- This competition is open to all registered subscribers/members of the Africa Book Club anywhere in the world. Non-members can subscribe here to enter the competition.
- This giveaway competition expires Thursday, February 28, 2013 at midnight (EST).
- The winner will be drawn on or shortly after March 1, 2013 from all correct entries received before the closing date.
- The winner will be asked to provide a valid shipping address or an email address in case he or she prefers to receive the ebook edition (where available).
- Africa Book Club will make a good-faith effort to ship books to anywhere in the world at standard international postal rates. Delivery times vary and may take up to five weeks for certain international destinations.
- Only one entry will be accepted per person registered as a subscriber/member of the Africa Book Club.
- The winner will be notified by email using the address through which he or she entered the competition.
- Only the winning entrant will be contacted by Africa Book Club. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The winner’s name may be published on the Book Club site after the closing of the competition.
How We Select Our Winners
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