Every generation has a book that defines its struggles. From Frantz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth, Walter Rodney's How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, to James Ferguson's, Anti-Politics Machine, these books gave us the eyes with which to see the world colonialism had created--and the urgent battles of the time.
This recently published book, tellingly titled, Uganda an Indian Colony: 1897-1972, by historian, Prof Samwiri Lwanga Lunyiigo is surely the book of our time and our struggles. Perhaps the most important book to be ever published in Uganda since independence.
Carefully woven into one powerful narrative that zooms in on Indians in Uganda, and East African, without the too-common corruption of the Indian story with the politics of President Idi Amin, Lwanga-Lunyiigo tells the commercial life of native Ugandans--from Bunyoro, Lango to Buganda powerfully roaming the Great Lakes region--before colonialism.