Monday, March 7, 2011

The Last King of Scotland




By; Giles Foden

Genre; Historical fiction
Location; FIC FOD


The story of Idi Amin told through the eyes of his Scottish doctor (Nicholas Garrigan), who blindingly followed this dictator without seeing the atrocities that Amin was advocating and enforcing in Uganda. It novelises a horrific and bloody chapter of an African despot, through the eyes of a western convert who finally got his wake-up call when he was made to visit the torture chambers of Amins regime. Nichloas is both fascinated by Amin but also appalled, he privy to all Amin's thoughts schemes and evilness had the job as his doctor, he had the power to stop Amin- but would he?

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