Five years after the government of President Yoweri Museveni came to power, fighting broke out in Teso region in eastern Uganda, hitherto, one of the most peaceful regions of the country.
Set in Uganda, during the rule of Idi Amin, one of the most brutal dictators to come out of Africa, Snakepit portrays the inner workings of a country veering close to collapse.
Abyssinian Chronicles, Isegawa’s first book, attracted significant attention both locally and internationally when it came out in 2000. And not because it was the first to expose the brutality of Idi Amin’s regime, or to delve into the history of pre- and post-Amin Uganda (it wasn’t).
Edited by Florence Kuteesa, Emanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, Alan Whitworth, and Tim Williamson, Uganda’s Economic Reforms; Insider Accounts is a compilation of 16 papers written by “insiders” – the men and women, who were architects and implementers of Uganda’s reforms in the period after 1986.
I Will Not Fail, a book by Madinah Kisubi is, often times, heart rending, sad, hilarious, and brutal. In the book, Namukose, a little girl, grows up in a rural village, mired in the vices of male chauvinism and deprivation of anything modern.
King on the Throne written by Charles Peter Mayiga, a high ranking kingdom official, is an insider’s tale of the birth and growth of Buganda nationalism in the period since 1993. The book catalogues the history of the Buganda kingdom, especially after 1993. It is a moving narrative and commentary from a man whose principle job has been attending and recording resolutions of the Lukiiko, Buganda’s highest decision making organ.
Dr. William T. Muhairwe did his high school at Ntare School in Western Uganda, before moving to Germany, where he completed his Bachelors, Masters and PhD in business management. After his PhD, he joined a German company, Wacker Chemie GmbH (Ltd), where he worked as a corporate controller.