Kumar Rupesinghe

Kumar Rupesinghe is a senior research fellow at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).

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There is a new mood in Uganda. There is a determination to reak out of the bitter history of internal conflict. Uganda gives hope to all those other areas of the world where violence has become endemic such as Ulster, Lebanon, and Sri Lanka. Archbishop Desmond Tutu says in his foreword to this book: “In South Africa we are acutely aware of the meaning of the conflict. We are still living through it.” The importance of this book is that it is almost entirely by Ugandans themselves.

“This is an important and useful book for students of Uganda; it may also prove to be an important and useful contribution to the task of returning Uganda to normality.”

The International Journal of African Historical Studies