Review of HORN OF AFRICA


Let me first write a few things about the author Philip Caputo (1941), for this will help in finding the context for his book  Horn of Africa. He worked in the American army, serving in Vietnam. For many years he was a journalist in the Near East (or Middle East) as a correspondent for The … Continue reading Review of HORN OF AFRICA

LADYSMITH


The British author Giles Foden (1967) made himself known to me with his last on the last king of Scotland. A surprising king: Idi Amin, who had a soft spot for bagpipes and kilts. The book centers around a medical doctor who becomes the personal medical doctor of the dictator. In his second novel Giles … Continue reading LADYSMITH

THE TEETH MAY SMILE BUT THE HEART DOES NOT FORGET


I just finished a brilliant book, written by the American investigative journalist Andrew Rice. In this book I found three lines of investigation that all come together: * the story of Duncan Laki who searches for his father Eliphaz Laki who disappeared during the reign of president Idi Amin. He was a chief in Ankole. … Continue reading THE TEETH MAY SMILE BUT THE HEART DOES NOT FORGET

TERRA SONÂMBULA


In this one book you will receive two stories. Mind you, not two independent stories, the first and the second, the first and the last. These two stories intertwine and get closer and closer. In one story you will read about two men, an old man Tuahir and a young boy Muidinga. They have escaped … Continue reading TERRA SONÂMBULA