(National Library of Uganda, Aug. 24, 2017)
African history comes aliveIt is a time of upheaval in Buganda, an African kingdom on the verge of losing its independence. Anglican and Catholic missionaries are rapidly converting people to Christianity, in the process stirring conflict with their kinsmen who have embraced Islam. Three main characters ”" Nagawa, a young but unhappy bride to the king; Kalinda, a servant in the royal courts; and Reverend Clement, a Scottish missionary, are swept up in forces that will change their lives and reshape the future of their nation. ˃˃˃ A Ugandan explores her country's historyAll too often, African history has been told by Westerners rather than Africans themselves. Ugandan writer Nakisanze Segawa helps correct the imbalance. Meticulously researched, her novel examines a critical moment in African history, and offers a surprising and fresh perspective on Africa in the days just before colonialism.˃˃˃ “”�A masterful work""This epic story of palace intrigue and conflict seen through the eyes of three strong characters offers an unflinching view of a kingdom about fall to colonialism. Set against Uganda’s overpoweringly beautiful landscape, Segawa explores how divisions within her own kingdom helped set the stage for a foreign take-over and changed her people's lives forever.” (Christopher Conte, editor of “Crossroads: Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda”)Get your copy today!