Subject Area: Africa-Uganda

African Sleeping Sickness Political Ecology, Colonialism, and Control in Uganda
 Musere, Jonathan
1990 0-88946-280-1 224 pages
A multidisciplinary analysis of the origin and spread of sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis) in man and cattle in Uganda. Uniquely based on an interplay of bio-ecology, medicine, anthropology, history, and sociopolitics. Compares and contrasts the role of communalist traditional, colonial, and postcolonial agencies in the control or eruption of trypanosomiasis.

Price: $179.95

Political Evolution and Democratic Practice in Uganda 1952-1996
 Ocitti, Jim
2000 0-7734-7860-4 468 pages
This volume refutes the claim that the present no-party political system in Uganda is more democratic than past systems, and examines the reasons why democracy has failed to take root there.

Price: $279.95

Press Politics and Public Policy in Uganda
 Ocitti, Jim
2005 0-7734-5926-X 172 pages
This book explores, through the lens of history, the dynamics between the press, politics and public policy in Uganda. It illuminates and documents the various tensions and struggles for press freedom in the country since the establishment of the first newspaper in 1900. The book demonstrates that, despite Uganda’s brush with multiple political systems over the decades – multiparty, one-party politics, military rule and no-party political arrangements – the press has always been at the receiving end of the stick. Consequently, journalists, in their yearnings for a legally unrestrictive media-free environment under a liberal socio-political atmosphere, have had to deploy various methods and approaches in dealing with the various state apparatuses.

Price: $159.95

Role of Knowledge and Culture in Child Care in Africa: A Sociological Study of Several Ethnic Groups in Kenya and Uganda
 Okwany, Auma
2012 0-7734-1583-1 176 pages
This book examines early childhood development (ECD) in Africa. The authors study the positive and negative cultural practices of ethnic groups in Kenya and Uganda and their influence on ECD. While emphasizing the positive, the authors argue that negative local practices such as female genital mutilation, child marriage, and child labor must be challenged because they may violate human rights and are detrimental to the well-being of children. Significantly, the authors conclude that while the forces of globalization have begun to transform education and have led to cultural dissociation in Africa, positive ECD strategies must strengthen rather than supplant the natural and local realities for children.

Price: $159.95