In her fiction debut, Doreen Baingana follows a Ugandan girl as she navigates the uncertain terrain of adolescence. Set mostly in pastoral Entebbe with stops in . Tropical Fish has ratings and 48 reviews. Marie said: I wish I read Doreen’s book back in high school. Tropical Fish is an easy and entertaining read. Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan short story writer. Her book, Tropical Fish won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, best first book, Africa, and an AWP Short .

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Very interesting, fascinating glimpse of the lives of three sisters in a culture very different than my own.


One character’s experiences traveling between the US and Uganda was interesting to me as I have traveled so little in my life- this was a new perspective for me.

Retrieved 18 October Little snippets of three sisters’ lives tripical post-Amin Uganda. This sounds amazing Kinna. I enjoyed this book because it portrayed typical traversties that young African women face while not compromising to write to a Western audience. Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan short story writer.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. A generation of my kind lived out its childhood and came of age on a continent gone horribly wrong. The post was the second most-viewed review behind the […] Like Like.


Tales from Entebbe by Doreen Baingana “. Uganda 5 Nov 01, Rosa is a firework. The wisdom dispensed is firm and not long-worded.

CRITICAL LITERATURE REVIEW: “Tropical Fish” by Doreen Baingana

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Christine is the main focus in this tale. This is an interesting collection of connected short stories which manage to convey the lives of three Ugandan sisters from youth to adulthood. Through these stories you get a sense of how tough life was living with the harsh realities of the AIDS epidemic and surviving poverty.

These sisters are once kids galloping around realities, then teenagers exploring indulgences to stab boredom. On noses you could call it a draw. Back then, we thought we were different, separate from the Rakai kind; they were born suffering, after all, but not us, oh no.

Jan 06, Joel Benjamin Benjamin rated it liked it. Yes, please read it and soon! The ten books that I most enjoyed reading this year! Susanne Ljung Adriansson Translator. Mar 18, Debbie rated it liked it Shelves: Do you find her to be long — suffering or a complainer? And Christine the youngest went to Los Angeles, came back eight years later to pick up a job amidst the struggles of discovering her inner self.


Very human, leaves me wanting more of this. They were awe inspiring and thought provoking. It is filled with excessive grouchiness. Joseph Omotayo 31 August at We had dodged the bullets of Amin, Obote, all the coups, the economic war, exile and return, and here we were on the road to success.

Tales from Entebbe by Doreen Baingana – pages. Patti communes with hunger at Gayaza Secondary School where she is a boarder.

Baingaan site uses cookies. For periods of time you’re in Christine’s mind as she goes through all these changes and perhaps the question at the end is do you empathise, are you reviled or do you have no response?

It’s okay, but really only for getting a perspective of higher-class Ugandans growing up after Amin’s presence.

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