List of 30 Books Based in Uganda

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Interested in learning more about Uganda? The books below are great but some were published a while ago. Some other resources to learn about Uganda include the Crowdsourced Explorer and Wikipedia.

Title Author Publishing Year Genre
A Dark Redemption Stav Sherez 2012 Fiction, Mystery
A Girl Is a Body of Water Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi 2020 Coming-of-age story, Bildungsroman, Psychological Fiction
A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa Alexis Okeowo 2017 True crime
All Our Names Dinaw Mengestu 2014 Psychological Fiction
Beatrice's Goat Page McBrier 2001 Children's literature, Fiction
Child of Dandelions Shenaaz Nanji 2008 Fiction
Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful Katie Davis Majors 2017 Biography, Christian literature
First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria Eve Brown-Waite 2009 Biography, Autobiography, Travel literature
Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children Faith J.H. McDonnell 2007 Christian literature
In a Free State V.S. Naipaul 1971 Short story, Literary fiction
Kintu Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi 2014 Novel, Historical Fiction
Kisses from Katie Katie Davis 2009 Biography, Autobiography, Christian literature
Manchester Happened Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi 2014 Literary fiction
Operation Thunderbolt Saul David 2015 History, Nonfiction
Orange for the Sunsets Tina Athaide 2019 Historical Fiction
Sleep Well, Siba & Saba Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl 2017 Fiction
Soldier Boy Keely Hutton 2017 Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction
Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol Okot p'Bitek 1966 Epic poetry, World literature
The Atlas of Forgotten Places Jenny D. Williams 2017 Mystery, Suspense
The Last King of Scotland Giles Foden 1998 Novel, Thriller, Adventure fiction
The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village Twesigye Jackson Kaguri 2010 Biography, Autobiography
The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster Tim Crothers 2012 Biography
The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda Andrew Rice 2009 Law material
The Ukimwi Road Dervla Murphy 1993 Travel literature
Thirty Girls Susan Minot 2014 Suspense, Psychological Fiction
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World Matt LaMothe 2017 Children's literature, Children's non-fiction literature
Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe Doreen Baingana 2005 Cultural, Short Stories, Fiction, Literary Fiction
Walking the Nile Levison Wood 2015 Travel, Nonfiction, Cultural, Adventure
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel Sharon E. McKay 2008 Novel, Fiction, War story
We Are All Birds of Uganda Hafsa Zayyan 2021 Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Literary Fiction

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