"The people of Uganda have long struggled to bury the worst of their history, but after the violent reign of Idi Amin, reminders were never far from view. In 2000, lawyer Duncan Laki came across a clue to his father's 1972 disappearance, and the ensuing search ultimately led him to a shallow grave--and then to three old soldiers, including Amin's ...
"The people of Uganda have long struggled to bury the worst of their history, but after the violent reign of Idi Amin, reminders were never far from view. In 2000, lawyer Duncan Laki came across a clue to his father's 1972 disappearance, and the ensuing search ultimately led him to a shallow grave--and then to three old soldiers, including Amin's military chief of staff. Laki's discovery resulted in a trial that, in the end, offered all Ugandans the reckoning they had long been denied. A detective story, a tale of fathers and sons, and a political history, this is above all an illumination of the wounded societies of modern Africa and an exploration of how--and whether--the past can ever be laid to rest"--P.  of cover.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Ex-Library Hard Cover--VG/VG--Ex-Library--Book and dust jacket show only light wear--363 pages with index and photography throughout--Stated First Edition w/full # string and original price of 26.00 present.
New. This is a softcover Advance Reading Copy in new/unread condition. Pictorial cover and an excellent reading copy. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 363 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. This is a very attractive Holocaust hardback in Near Fine condition with a Near Fine jacket. c2009. First Edition. 1st Printing. This book is in very, very nice condition. It is a very bright & clean book with very nice edges. (Just a touch of tttttttttspine end wrinkle. ) The pages are tight, bright and unmarked, no names. The jacket, with price, is bright with very nice edges and very little shelf wear. No black Remainder marks. 363 pages.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-05-04 Pushcart Prize-winning journalist Rice captures the horrors of Idi Amin's eight-year reign of terror over Uganda. At the core of the book is an unsolved disappearance: Eliphaz Laki, a local leader with ties to the anti-Amin opposition, vanished in the early days of the Amin regime. When his son, Duncan, uncovered a clue to his father's disappearance 30 years later, the investigation eventually implicated Amin's second-in-command, Maj. Gen. Yusuf Gowon. With Amin living out his years safely in Saudi Arabia, the trial of Gowon forced Uganda to confront its brutal past. Treating the Lakis' story as a microcosm of Uganda's own, the author weaves together the family's search for truth and justice with Uganda's history. From its intimate portrait of Eliphaz's grieving family to the wide-angle perspectives of the tumultuous postindependence years as Ugandans struggled to knit together a nation from the ethnically, linguistically and religiously diverse peoples within their colonial borders, the book recasts a familiar history in an entirely new light. Photos. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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