These files are listed in the finding aid but vtks revolt font filed separately from the boxes of open material. Kyemba, henry. As president of uganda from to , idi amin c. Paul sadala, leader of the mai mai militia in the democratic.
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Subject: Book: A State of Blood. I got the book from a "little free library". First published in , then re-published in The story is about horrifying events, but does not dwell on the "gore".
There are brief descriptions, only. I found it a good read. The writing is simple, easy to read, and at pages, I read it in a day. Kyemba says that as Amin rose to power, those who served alongside him watched his actions with surprise and concern, but chose to give Amin the "benefit of the doubt".
They told themselves that Amin would get "better". They told themselves that Amin was uneducated. Amin proved to be cunning, charismatic, manipulatative,and lucky. He knew intuitively how to achieve his goals. He was a sociopath. Amin got rid of dissenters, and installed his own minions in position of power. These thugs were not Ugandan, owed their position to Amin, and were enriched from the loot they stole from their victims.
Their allegiance was to Amin. Amin controlled the press. Local press reported only what he allowed. Anyone who did otherwise was killed. Foreign press workers were expelled, or subjugated. Kyemba takes pains to describe his own behavior - and sort of comes across as whitewashing his behavior. I previously only knew that Amin was a notoriously brutal African dictator in the s. I have no idea how biased the story might be.
A state of blood
Following the overthrow that removed Milton Obote from power, the late despot ruled Uganda with relentless brutality as he enriched himself at the peril of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans. Amin spent the last years of his life in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he died on August 16, Today, nearly fifteen years after his death, he is still reviled by those who remember a dark period in the history of Uganda. Henry Kyemba served under Amin in several high positions including Minister of Health. On a trip to Europe, he defected from Ugandan and was reunited with both of his wives and his children thereafter.
Subject: Book: A State of Blood. I got the book from a "little free library". First published in , then re-published in The story is about horrifying events, but does not dwell on the "gore". There are brief descriptions, only. I found it a good read.