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Abyssinian chronicles

Author: 
Isegawa, Moses
Place: 
New York
Publisher: 
Vintagre Books
Date published: 
2000
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IX, 462
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ISBN: 
0375705775
Call No: 
840-3 ISE
Abstract: 

Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moses Isegawa's Abyssinian Chronicles tells a riveting story of twentieth-century Africa that is passionate in vision and breathtaking in scope. At the center of this unforgettable tale is Mugezi, a young man who manages to make it through the hellish reign of Idi Amin and experiences firsthand the most crushing aspects of Ugandan society: he withstands his distant father's oppression and his mother's cruelty in the name of Catholic zeal, endures the ravages of war, rape, poverty, and AIDS, and yet he is able to keep a hopeful and even occasionally amusing outlook on life. Mugezi's hard-won observations form a cri de coeur for a people shaped by untold losses.

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CITATION: Isegawa, Moses. Abyssinian chronicles . New York : Vintagre Books , 2000. - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/abyssinian-chronicles-4

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