Waiting

A Novel of Uganda at War
Product Number: EB00663650
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781558619173
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Description

A Ugandan author's "unsettling and richly atmospheric" novel of a young African woman confronting the brutal end of Idi Amin's dictatorship (Publishers Weekly). Safe for years in their remote Ugandan village, thirteen-year-old Alinda and her family are suddenly faced with the terror of the self-proclaimed "Last King of Scotland" when troops of his use the local highway to escape anti-Amin Ugandan and Tanzanian allied forces. With her pregnant mother on the verge of labor, her brother anxious to join the Liberators, and a house full of hungry siblings, neighbors, and refugees, Alinda learns what it takes to endure terrible hardship, and to hope for a better tomorrow . . . Set in the seventies during Idi Amin's last year of rule, Waiting evokes the fear and courage of a close-knit society in a novel "full of human interplay and pungent smaller events, told with a verbal chastity reflecting both tension and dawning adult consciousness" (Booklist).

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Original Publish Date: Apr 25, 2015

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