Kirabo Mugona is not a very lucky village. Besides the long dry spell which left a severe famine in its wake, the village has also suffered untold ignorance, illiteracy and other such ills. It is in this ‘habitat’ that Kirabo is born. It is in this environment that he must make it in life – not just him but a host of other young people of his generation. How this can be, despite all the hurdles – is the gist of this progressive book, which nobody who loves positivism can ignore.
This story underscores the fact that fighting poverty and getting out of it is an achievable ambition. It also shows that one needs more of common sense than a multitude of theories to challenge the poverty trap.
Madinah Nakandha Kisubi was born in Bugiri district, eastern Uganda. She went to Wanyange Girls Secondary School and Tororo Girls School in Uganda, after which she obtained a Teacher Training Certificate in Education and later trained as a social worker and counsellor. In 1984 she undertook a diploma in Design and Dressmaking at Bath in the UK. In 1989 she studied for a BA(Ed) and later an MA in Education Management at Pacific Western University in the USA. She has taught in several schools in Uganda and served as a counselor and leader in her community. Madinah has set herself the mission to see children excel in every aspect of socio-economic and political development. Her first novel is ‘I Will Not Fail’.