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10 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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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, Luis Ogg 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     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
Description:
Uganda's history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut.
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Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol by Okot p'Bitek EN

Rating: 4.5     3 Votes
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
Description:
Two African literary works by Okot P'Bitek available together in the African Writers Series.

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The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
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A dazzling feminist coming of age tale from the award-winning author of Kintu

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The Greedy Barbarian : A Novel by Kakwenza Rukirabashaija EN

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Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
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When Bekunda and her toddler son, Kayibanda, cross an international border, they are in dire straits and desperately need sanctuary, human kindness and divine favor. The new country gives them sanctuary, the natives show them kindness and the local spirits do the miraculous on their behalf. But can Kayibanda be as gracious to his new country as it has been to him? Can he overcome his profoundly flawed nature, which appears to be hereditary?


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