Although the stories are wholly fictional, they encapsulate three decades of Uganda’s violent history and, more importantly, the responses of human beings to crises engendered by pain and sustained brutality, giving credence to Albert Camus’ assertion that there is more to admire in men than to despise.
About the Author
Austin Ejiet was born in Uganda in May 1951. He was educated at Makerere University, the University of Stirling in Scotland, and Marquette University, USA. Before leaving Makerere after 25 years of service, he designed and incorporated into the curriculum of the Department of Literature, a course on creative writing, which continues to enjoy unprecedented success and popularity. He is now a consultant and full-time writer, taking time off once a week to produce the award-winning newspaper column ‘Take It or Leave It’, initially for the Sunday Monitor and now for the Sunrise newspapers.