Liam Taylor

Uganda-based journalism

Category Archives: Book Reviews

Sup with the Devil

Review of ‘Devil on the Cross’, by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (Heinemann, 1980: English translation 1982).

August 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Into the abyss

Review of ‘Abyssinian Chronicles’, by Moses Isegawa (Picador, 2000).

July 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

You say you want a revolution?

Review of ‘Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution’ by Daniel Kalinaki (Dominant Seven, 2014).

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Title chasers

Review of ‘The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else’, by Hernando de Soto (Black Swan, 2001; first published by Bantam Press, 2000).

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Previously, in Ugandan elections…

Review of ‘Elections in a Hybrid Regime: Revisiting the 2011 Ugandan Polls’ by Sandrine Perrot, Sabiti Makara, Jérôme Lafargue and Marie-Aude Fouéré (eds.) (Fountain Publishers, 2014).

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kicking up sand

Review of ‘Anthills of the Savannah’ by Chinua Achebe (Penguin, 1987).

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bush fighting man

Review of ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed: the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in Uganda’, by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Moran, 1997).

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Small loans, big hopes

Review of ‘Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism’ by Milford Bateman (Zed Books, 2010)

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The rest is silence

Review of ‘Dust’ by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta, 2014).

February 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Development

Review of ‘The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off’ by Justin Yifu Lin (2012).

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment