The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

Giles Foden

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 0375703314

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his obsession for all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. And so begins a fateful dalliance with the central African leader whose Emperor Jones-style autocracy would transform into a reign of terror.

In The Last King of Scotland Foden's Amin is as ridiculous as he is abhorrent: a grown man who must be burped like an infant, a self-proclaimed cannibalist who, at the end of his 8 years in power, would be responsible for 300,000 deaths. And as Garrigan awakens to his patient's baroque barbarism--and his own complicity in it--we enter a venturesome meditation on conscience, charisma, and the slow corruption of the human heart. Brilliantly written, comic and profound, The Last King of Scotland announces a major new talent.

The Ethiopian Revolution 1974-1987: A Transformation from an Aristocratic to a Totalitarian Autocracy (LSE Monographs in International Studies)

Eating Right: Simple, Healthy, Satisfying and Delicious African Cooking

The White Masai

Things Fall Apart: A Novel

Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show sample text content

Download sample

Download