First published in 1999, the Alien Woman was Lawrence Ocen’s first novel. It is a tale that takes us through rural and town life and lays out the conflicting ideas between the two- notably the views on education, inter marriages and witchcraft.
It is common knowledge that Africa has borne the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, debate continues in many circles about whether multinational drug companies and their executives made decisions that hurt global efforts to fight the disease at its peak. Did the big pharma companies put profits over people in their early response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic?
First published in 1997 by East African Education Publishers, Kosiya Kifefe is about growing up in pre and post independence Africa, as profiled in the life of Kosiya Kifefe, the main character in the book. It is set in Uganda and Kenya.
Published in 2004, Shaping of a Destiny: An African Woman’s Story of Challenges, Perseverance and Triumph, narrates the author’s remarkable path to a successful entrepreneurial career.
Since her first book came out in 1996, Goretti Kyomuhendo has emerged as one of the foremost female writers from Uganda. “Secrets no More”, her second book which came out in 1999, won first prize from the National Book Trust of Uganda the same year.
First published in 1999, Secrets no More is a moving story written by Goretti Kyomuhendo. The plot is set in Rwanda and Uganda during the genocide. It is a tale of so many disappointments and betrayal but in the end, love overcomes all.
In The Deadly Ambition, Glaydah Namukasa’s talents as a storyteller are evident. Her characters are compelling, and the tempo is sustained thus keeping readers engaged. Even the evil Busagwa is made, somewhat human, with the exposure of his vulnerabilities and troubled upbringing.
In Fate of the Banished, Julius Ocwinyo, much like Cowley, examines the natural truth behind the church’s other dogma, one that bars priests from taking wives.
When the book first appeared in 1997, its critics were many and wild. There were calls from one bishop in Northern Uganda to have all the copies pulled out of the bookstores and torched. It was a disgrace, he argued.
Set in western Uganda, The First Daughter was published in 1996. Written by Goretti Kyomuhendo, this passionately written story is based on the life of a young girl growing up in a rural African community during the post colonial era.
The storyline of Regina Amollo’s A Season of Mirth is set in a village in Eastern Uganda. The events revolve around Okanya’s chauvinistic and domineering nature. He beats Abeso, his wife once in a while, even for the wrongs committed by Ikiso and Anaro his two daughters.