One Little Guitar: THE WORDS OF PAUL JOB KAFEERO is a literacy and pictorial recreation of the musical career of Paul Job Kafeero, Uganda's beloved composer, Singer and social and cultural critic. It is the only complete collection of every word he recorded, in 83 songs on 21 albums, during his twenty years carrier. The songs are rendered in their original Luganda prose poetry, and in English translations. The book contains reproductions of each tape jacket of each album, and hundreds of full color and some grey, photographs of Kafeero on, off, and behind the stage. The images and their captions reveal the life of the life of the man that many knew as Prince and The Golden Boy of Africa. Paul Kafeero's music, even after his death in 2007, continues to reverberate in the minds and hearts of Ugandans at home and abroad. Ugandan radio stations continue to play his music to mark both trying and blissful moments. His songs are didactic, reflective and inspirational, commonly described as educative. People report feeling compelled to modify and improve their lives after listening to Kafeero's music. This has cemented this artist's educational legacy.
This collection is the first of its kind in Ugandan history. It celebrates the life of this cultural icon and preserves a serious body of literature as part of the cultural legacy of all Ugandans
Kathryn Barrett-Gaines is popularly known in Uganda by her stage name, Omwana w’Omuzungu. She is director of African and African American Studies at University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the United States, where she is a tenured professor of African History and African American History. She has a PhD in African History from Stanford University, an MA in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University, and an MA in African American Studies from the University of Maryland. And since 1997, she has lived part of each year in Uganda.