Set around Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, Upon This Mountain by Timothy Wangusa was published in 1989 by Heinemann International. It portrays African life in the post colonial era, a time when communities were drawn together through special religious and cultural occasions like baptism and circumcision.
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