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Carceral Afterlives

Carceral Afterlives Book
Author : Katherine Bruce-Lockhart
Publisher : Ohio University Press
Release : 2022-07-05
ISBN : 0821447742
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Drawing upon social history, political history, and critical prison studies, this book analyzes how prisons and other instruments of colonial punishment endured after independence and challenges their continued existence. In Carceral Afterlives, Katherine Bruce-Lockhart traces the politics, practices, and lived experiences of incarceration in postcolonial Uganda, focusing on the period between independence in 1962 and the beginning of Yoweri Museveni’s presidency in 1986. During these decades, Ugandans experienced multiple changes of government, widespread state violence, and war, all of which affected the government’s approach to punishment. Bruce-Lockhart analyzes the relationship between the prison system and other sites of confinement—including informal detention spaces known as “safe houses” and wartime camps—and considers other forms of punishment, such as public executions and “disappearance” by state paramilitary organizations. Through archival and personal collections, interviews with Ugandans who lived through these decades, and a range of media sources and memoirs, Bruce-Lockhart examines how carceral systems were imagined and experienced by Ugandans held within, working for, or impacted by them. She shows how Uganda’s postcolonial leaders, especially Milton Obote and Idi Amin, attempted to harness the symbolic, material, and coercive power of prisons in the pursuit of a range of political agendas. She also examines the day-to-day realties of penal spaces and public perceptions of punishment by tracing the experiences of Ugandans who were incarcerated, their family members and friends, prison officers, and other government employees. Furthermore, she shows how the carceral arena was an important site of dissent, examining how those inside and outside of prisons and other spaces of captivity challenged the state’s violent punitive tactics. Using Uganda as a case study, Carceral Afterlives emphasizes how prisons and the wider use of confinement—both as a punishment and as a vehicle for other modes of punishment—remain central to state power in the Global South and North. While scholars have closely analyzed the prison’s expansion through colonial rule and the rise of mass incarceration in the United States, they have largely taken for granted its postcolonial persistence. In contrast, Bruce-Lockhart demonstrates how the prison’s transition from a colonial to a postcolonial institution explains its ubiquity and reveals ways to critique and challenge its ongoing existence. The book thus explores broader questions about the unfinished work of decolonization, the relationship between incarceration and struggles for freedom, and the prison’s enduring yet increasingly contested place in our global institutional landscape.

Survival

Survival Book
Author : Robeson Bennazoo Otim Engur
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2013-07-16
ISBN : 1481796267
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Survival is the frank and the opinionated story of a man behind this struggle in life. Famously humble about his experiences straight on all events that took place in his life thus giving us a unique view of life, tragedies and glory. From humble beginnings in Uganda, Robeson has overcome the odds to become an accomplished scholar in his own right. His determination for success and willingness to to confront hardships head-on has been the stepping stone to his arduous journey into the unknown and unchartered territory. Love him or hate him, he has proved in many fronts that, 'where there is a will, there is a way'. He has proved that it is the experiences you have in life that makes you what you are., and not things that are given to you. Every single event in his life was a difficult and that changed his character as a person profusely and these are circumstances we view in life as bad luck. During the difficult times, he found the strength to carry on - to move forward and make something good come out of a bad situation.

In Idi Amin s Shadow

In Idi Amin   s Shadow Book
Author : Alicia C. Decker
Publisher : Ohio University Press
Release : 2014-11-15
ISBN : 0821445022
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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In Idi Amin’s Shadow is a rich social history examining Ugandan women’s complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship to Amin’s military state. Based on more than one hundred interviews with women who survived the regime, as well as a wide range of primary sources, this book reveals how the violence of Amin’s militarism resulted in both opportunities and challenges for women. Some assumed positions of political power or became successful entrepreneurs, while others endured sexual assault or experienced the trauma of watching their brothers, husbands, or sons “disappeared” by the state’s security forces. In Idi Amin’s Shadow considers the crucial ways that gender informed and was informed by the ideology and practice of militarism in this period. By exploring this relationship, Alicia C. Decker offers a nuanced interpretation of Amin’s Uganda and the lives of the women who experienced and survived its violence. Each chapter begins with the story of one woman whose experience illuminates some larger theme of the book. In this way, it becomes clear that the politics of military rule were highly relevant to women and gender relations, just as the politics of gender were central to militarism. By drawing upon critical security studies, feminist studies, and violence studies, Decker demonstrates that Amin’s dictatorship was far more complex and his rule much more strategic than most observers have ever imagined.

Resistance and Politics in Contemporary East African Theatre

Resistance and Politics in Contemporary East African Theatre Book
Author : Osita Okagbue
Publisher : Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd
Release : 2013-09-25
ISBN : 1912234580
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Contemporary Uganda and other East African states are connected by the experience of Idi Amin's tyranny, rapacious and murderous regime, and the latter second Uganda Peoples Congress government, that forced Ugandans to go into exile and initiate armed struggles from Kenya and Tanzania to oust his government. Because of these experiences of disappearances, torture, murder and war, issues of identity, politics and resistance are significant concerns for East African dramatists. Resistance and Politics in Contemporary East African Theatre demonstrates the significant role of theatre in resisting tyranny and forging a post-colonial national identity. In its engaging analysis of an important period of theatre, the book explores key moments while considering the specific practice of individual artists and groups that provoke differing experiences and performance practices. Selected examples range from early post-colonial plays reflecting the resistance to the rise of tyranny, torture and dictatorships, to more recent works that address situations involving struggles for social justice and the cult personality in political leaders. Resistance and Politics in Contemporary East African Theatre offers a new vision of Ugandan theatre as a performative space, a site where new aesthetics, forms, multiple voices, and identities emerge.

Idi Amin

Idi Amin Book
Author : Mark Leopold
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2020-11-03
ISBN : 0300154399
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The first serious full-length biography of modern Africa's most famous dictator "Sharply written, forensically researched. . . . A meticulous re-examination of Amin's life, producing a narrative packed with original evidence, and one that strives at all times to be scrupulously well balanced. "--Paul Kenyon, The Sunday Times, London Idi Amin began his career in the British army in colonial Uganda, and worked his way up the ranks before seizing power in a British-backed coup in 1971. He built a violent and unstable dictatorship, ruthlessly eliminating perceived enemies and expelling Uganda's Asian population as the country plunged into social and economic chaos. In this powerful and provocative new account, Mark Leopold places Amin's military background and close relationship with the British state at the heart of the story. He traces the interwoven development of Amin's career and his popular image as an almost supernaturally evil monster, demonstrating the impossibility of fully distinguishing the truth from the many myths surrounding the dictator. Using an innovative biographical approach, Leopold reveals how Amin was, from birth, deeply rooted in the history of British colonial rule, how his rise was a legacy of imperialism, and how his monstrous image was created.

The Gospel Sounds Like the Witch s Spell

The Gospel Sounds Like the Witch s Spell Book
Author : Kiyoshi Umeya
Publisher : African Books Collective
Release : 2022-02-10
ISBN : 9956552798
File Size : 21,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The Gospel Sounds Like the Witch's Spell is a highly detailed ethnography about how the Jopadhola in eastern Uganda talk about, interpret and cope with death, illness and other misfortunes. The book presents a provocative discussion that critiques the idea of the revival of witchcraft in the neo-liberalised contemporary world, as represented by the 'modernity model of witchcraft', and attempts to formulate a 'spiderweb model' that connects witchcraft to contemporary society in a more complex manner. The book is a unique ethnography of the collective memory of indigenous knowledge and local historicity. The author moves the reader from curse to misfortune to fortune as he plots the notion of 'curse' as deeply embedded in the Adhola way of life. He weaves between culture, religion, state and modernity with lived experience. Did the concept of witchcraft unwittingly endear the Adhola to the Christian way of life because of the presence of the notion of 'curse' in the Bible or make them less susceptible to the vagaries of modernity compared to their neighbours? These are some of the questions that the author puts on the table in a deeply reflective manner. The phenomenon of witchcraft is given an intriguing angle that invites the reader to reexamine earlier anthropological writings on the subject among African peoples.

Devotional Journal Living

Devotional Journal Living Book
Author : Stephen Kyeyune
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2015-05-08
ISBN : 1504910559
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Each person is an enigma. Youre a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle. We are social animals, and unless we engage God, we can never resolve and understand the truth that lies at the bottom of an enigma of interdependence relationship. A legendary poet wrote, People are fascinating. Theyre so unique and I think whats more fascinating is the reason behind the physical characteristic, the enigma, thats where the gold dust is. Life is never a mystery and a harmful enigma unless we try to interpret it from our human brand or prospective as though it had no underlying truth. The reality is that every person believes in something (be it true or false). Our beliefs modify our behavior. I have put together this journal for you with epic passion projecting the phenomenal person that God intended you to be. Wrong perception of life issues makes man a wrong person. It is my prayer that by reading this book you will be enlightened and inspired to solve the puzzle of life from the prospective of the Creator of life. Certainly, the most important thing that God can give to us is the truth about life. God created us to live passionately but not passively. That is why he instructed us to love him with all our hearts and to love our neighbors as we love our selves.

Ethnicity and National Identity in Uganda

Ethnicity and National Identity in Uganda Book
Author : Godfrey Mwakikagile
Publisher : New Africa Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9987930875
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This work looks at the role different ethnic groups have played in the evolution of Uganda as a nation. It also examines some of the challenges the country has faced in its attempts to create a common identity transcending ethnic and regional differences. It's also a general introduction to Uganda. Subjects covered include ethnic groups and their cultures, geography, history and the economy, and challenges to the legitimacy of the state posed by traditional centres of power and institutions which are regionally entrenched.