Part I, the Preface:
It was October, 1972 and I was lecturing in art history atRead the rest here, pretty, pretty please!
in Makerere University . Uganda , once described by Winston Churchill as “the Pearl of Africa,” was celebrating its tenth anniversary since independence – in blood. While the western world dismissed stories of genocide as wild exaggerations, Idi Amin had systematically exterminated 90,000 people in three months. In a few short years Uganda ’s death toll would stand at over 300,000 and all hope for rescue would be dead. The New York Times would report: Uganda
Nearly 30 years after the foundation of the United Nations, there is still no mechanism to protect citizens from the arbitrary madness of governments; mass murder in Uganda and elsewhere remains, for the United Nations and the United States government, a distant grief at best.