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14 popular ugandan books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Uganda. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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A Bigger Picture : My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis by Vanessa Nakate EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
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Leading climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate brings her fierce and fearless spirit to the biggest issue of our time. Nakate's mere presence has revealed rampant inequalities within the climate justice movement. While attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Nakate's image was cropped out of a photo by the Associated Press. The photo featured the four other activists, who were all white. It highlighted the call Nakate has been making all along: for both environmental and social justice on behalf of those who have been omitted from the climate discussion and who are now deman... continue
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A Girl is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
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“Makumbi is such an honest, truthful writer. . . . I loved every single page.” —Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage A Best Book of the Year at TIME; The Washington Post; O, the Oprah Magazine; BBC Winner of the Jhalak Prize In her thirteenth year, Kirabo confronts a piercing question: who is my mother? Kirabo has been raised by women in the small Ugandan village of Nattetta—her grandmother, her best friend, and her many aunts—but the absence of her mother follows her like a shadow. Seeking answers from Nsuuta, the local witch, Kirabo learns about the woman who birthed her, who she dis... continue
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Abyssinian Chronicles : A Novel by Moses Isegawa EN

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Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
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Every once in a while there emerges a literary voice with the power and urgency to immerse readers deep within a previously "invisible" culture. From a young African writer who has already earned comparisons to Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez comes this masterful saga of life in 20th-century Uganda. The teller of this panoramic tale is Mugezi, a quick-witted, sharp-eyed man whose life encompasses the traditional and the modern, the peaceful and the insanely violent, the despotic and the democratic. Born in a rural community in the early 1960s, he is raised by his grandfather, a depos... continue

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Crónicas abisinias by Moses Isegawa ES

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Al igual que Hijos de la medianoche de Salman Rushdie y Cien años de soledad de Gabriel García Márquez, Cronicas abisinias de Moses Isegawa cuenta una fascinante historia del África del siglo XX que tiene una visión apasionante y un alcance impresionante. En el centro de esta inolvidable historia está Mugezi, un joven que logra superar el reino infernal de Idi Amin y experimenta de primera mano los aspectos más aplastantes de Uganda. Resiste la opresión de su distante padre y la crueldad de su madre en nombre del celo católico. So... continue

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Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
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Uganda's history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut.


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Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi EN

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE HEARST BIG BOOK AWARDS 2019 AN AMBITIOUS AND ASSURED COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF KINTU If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi's stories know, it's how to field an uncomfortable question. 'Let me buy you a cup of tea...what are you doing in England?' 'Do these children of yours speak any Luganda?' 'Did you know that man Idi Amin?' But perhaps the most difficult question of all is the one they ask themselves- 'You mean this is England?' Told with empathy, humour and compassion, these vibrant, kaleidoscopic stories ... continue

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Mirror to the Church : Resurrecting Faith After Genocide in Rwanda by Emmanuel Katongole, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove EN

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Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
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In 1994, the most Christianized country in Africa became the site of its worst genocide. The tragedy was in Rwanda, but what happened was a mirror reflecting the deep brokenness of the church in the West. Yet by looking at what happened and why, we can find hope for the global body of Christ.

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Snakepit : A Novel by Moses Isegawa EN

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Praised on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in the author’s native Uganda, Moses Isegawa’s first novel Abyssinian Chronicles was a “big, transcendently ambitious book” (Boston Globe) that “blasts open the tidy borders of the conventional novel and redraws the literary map to reveal a whole new world” (Elle). In Snakepit, Isegawa returns to the surreal, brutalizing landscapes of his homeland during the time of dictator Idi Amin, when interlocking webs of emotional cruelty kept tyrants gratified and servants cooperative, a land where no one–not husbands or wives, parents or lovers–is ever s... continue


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