Abyssinian Chronicles
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Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe
The Last King of Scotland
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel
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All Our Names
Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army
Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol
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Child of Dandelions
Thirty Girls
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Africans in Romance
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In Uganda, I wrote a questionaire that I had my research assistants give; on it, I asked about the embalasassa, a speckled lizard said to be poisonous and to have been sent by Prime minsister Milton Obote to kill Baganda in the late 1960s. It is not poisonous and was no more common in the 1960s than it had been in previous decades, as Makerere University science professors announced on the radio and stated in print… I wrote the question, What is the difference between basimamoto and embalasassa? ...more
Luise White, Speaking with Vampires: Rumor and History in Colonial Africa

Our guns were still strapped onto our backs, because a gun meant life. Without it there was no life in the LRA. After crossing the water and walking for a long time, there was a whisper in my heart, telling me that if we kept the guns we would get killed. I was learning to listen to this gentle voice that spoke to my heart. This time what was said was hard to accept. I didn't know how I would convince my friends to throw away what seemed to be their last hope. The voice would not leave me alone. ...more
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