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The 51 Ugandan Books I Read In 2017.

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Moses Serugo, a connoisseur of the fine arts, asked me, by posting on my Facebook wall, to detail my favourite fifteen Ugandan books of 2017. 🇺🇬

As a book distributor, via Turn The Page Africa (ttpafrica.com), which concentrates on making available, accessible, and affordable contemporary and classic works of #africanlit, for both our local readers and those in any of the 65 countries that our online bookshop reaches, it is our policy not to express any preference whatsoever for some or any of the titles over others.

Thus, here are, in no special order, fifty-one (51) Ugandan books I personally read and/or reread in 2017.

1. Elizabeth Of Tooro: The Odyssey Of An Africa Princess – Princess Elizabeth Nyabongo.

2. ‎A Hole In The Sky – Austin Bukenya.

3. ‎Ballads Of Under-Development – Taban lo Liyong.

4. ‎The Switch – Mary Karooro Okurut.

5. ‎Cassandra – Violet Barungi.

6. ‎Ivory Footprints – Ssesanga Dennis.

7. ‎The Old Woman Of The River And Other Stories – 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation.

8. ‎Finding Destiny And Other Stories – 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation.

9. ‎The Hills At The Edge Of The World And Other Stories – 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation.

10. ‎The Girl Who Could Run And Other Stories – 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation.

11. ‎Betwixt Mountain And Wilderness – Timothy Wangusa.

12. ‎Africa’s New Brood – Timothy Wangusa.

13. ‎Upon This Mountain – Timothy Wangusa.

14. ‎Rumblings Of A Tree – Mulumba Ivan Matthias.

15. ‎The Honking – Mulumba Ivan Matthias.

16. ‎Rise Of The Robot – Paul Kisakye.

17. ‎Hacked! – Paul Kisakye.

18. ‎Moonscapes: Short Stories And Poetry – African Writers Trust.

19. ‎Kiiza Besigye And Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution – Jack Daniel Kalinaki.

20. ‎Kingdom Of Gravity – Nick Makoha.

21. ‎Deserted – Bob Kisiki.

22. ‎Empty Clouds – Moses Abeka.

23. ‎Eyes Of A Journalist – Justus Muhanguzi.

24. ‎Your Husband – Nakiranda R. R.

25. ‎When Children Dare To Dream – Babishai Niwe Poetry.

26. ‎Sundown And Other Stories – re: Innocent Immaculate Acan The 2016 Writivism Anthology.

27. ‎Flame And Song – Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa.

28. ‎The Headline That Morning – Kagayi Peter.

29. ‎Ntare V, Rusingiiza: Nkore’s Last Warrior King – Joshua Muvumba.

30. ‎Conquering Storms Of Life – Rev. Canon Dr. Johnson Ebong.

31. ‎A Killing In The Sun – Dilman Dila.

32. ‎The Metropolitan – Edwin Ruyonga.

33. ‎Anthem For Africa – Timothy Wangusa.

34. ‎Butterfly Dreams – Beatrice Lamwaka.

35. ‎Building The Nation – Henry Barlow.

36. ‎Salutations: Poems 1965-1975 – Timothy Wangusa.

37. ‎The Corrupt, The Quick, And The Dead – Dr. Tom Rush (Tumusiime Rushedge).

38. ‎What Makes Africans Laugh – James Tumusiime.

39. ‎The Chwezi Code – Nick Twinamatsiko.

40. ‎Enough – Sam J. Ssemaganda.

41. Let’s Tell This Story Properly – re: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

42. ‎The Beggar’s Mansion – Paul Kasami.

43. ‎Uhuru Goddess – Clarence J. Arwata.

44. ‎Ogenda Wa? – Lule Raymond.

45. ‎Boda Boda Anthem: A Kampala Poetry Anthology – Babishai Niwe.

46. ‎Kizi Kiza – Samson “Xenson Xpression” Ssenkaba.

47. ‎Tropical Fish – Doreen Baingana.

48. ‎How Will The Gun Bark? – Rushongoza Nkabafunzaki Begumya.

49. ‎Iteo Alive – Aloysius Aloka.

50. ‎Broken Voices Of The Revolution – Lantern Meet Foundation.

51. ‎Wondering And Wandering Of Hearts – Uganda Women Writers’ Association (FEMRITE)

To read:
52. ‎Pumpkin Soup – Joel Benjamin Nevender

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