About a book

The inconvenient doctor. Pic by Anthony Wesaka

Dr Olive Kobusingye could be a brave person or a clever reader of the situation, whatever side of the divide you are on. The surgeon, who says she is not a politician and does not wish to be cast in that light, riled the powers that be in Uganda by writing a book critical of President Yoweri Museveni.

Actually, reading through bits, one sees she just took his words and threw them up for re-examination.

What happened to her is not different from what others like Betty Nambooze, Mukono North MP went through. Funny thing is, they all seem to attract such attention when they refer to this book.

Elizabeth Kanyogonya is probably not the President’s best friend right now, or rather, these days, since the regime crossed the 10-year mark. A work that was lauded as great all those years ago has turned poisonous with all these insignificants saying, “but you said, on page…”

But I guess in retrospect, we shouldn’t be surprised. We shouldn’t be giving this book so much attention and we should all go back to the kidima.

Nietzsche told us when you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you. Or something The Joker said about becoming the monster you hate if you stay too long on the hunt. Take your pick.

Now we are hitting out in every direction, sure the other kids must be making fun of us; setting bears against all those little ruffians who are making fun of our bald pates.

As if they caused the hairline to recede.


About Steven

It wasn't me; arrest the voices. It was the voices in my head. Sike! I am Ugandan first. I care for development in my country. I am a curious observer second and I care to know what you think.
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3 Responses to About a book

  1. Am I alone in thinking it was the earlier Museveni who was foolish? Idealists are foolish, wherever and whenever they may be.

  2. Steven says:

    hehe, Rev, you apologist, you. Its his bed. he should lie in it.

  3. Iwaya says:

    Have you READ the book, that’s what I wanna know…because I want to!

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