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Statehood on Trial

Thoughts on the 1966 Uganda Political Crisis

by Joseph Bossa

"This piece of work is original not in the sense that it is the first of its kind on the subject since many have written on the Uganda crisis of 1966, but in the reinterpretation of facts. Contrary to conventional wisdom, facts do not speak for themselves; they have to be made to speak, and the author has done that. He differs from most previous authors in the sense that he has not dwelt so much on apportioning blame for the outbreak of the 1966 crisis to individual agents. Instead, he largely attributes the crisis to a structural problem-the Lost Counties issue-a landmine planted in the body politic of Uganda by the 1900 Uganda Agreement." Mwambutsya Ndebesa, Makerere University "I find the book quite interesting, thrilling, and well-written. Much of the prose, grammar, and style is to the dot-a clear stylistic consistency that runs all through to the end. It is the kind of book a person interested in the subject may not wish to put down once picked for reading, even though they may disagree with the author." Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, Makerere University.

ISBN 9789913603027 | 266 pages | 210x148 mm | 2022 | Makerere University Press, Uganda | Paperback




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