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The Last King of Scotland
Giles Foden
Pays concerné : Ouganda
Edition : Faber and faber
Pays d’édition : Afrique
ISBN : 0-571-19564-4
Prix : 7.99

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Tells the story of a young Scottish doctor drawn into the heart of the Ugandan dictator’s surreal and brutal regime. Privy to Idi Amin’s thoughts and ambitions, he is both fascinated and appalled. As Uganda plunges into civil chaos, he realizes action is imperative – but which way should he jump?


A1998 novel by journalist Giles Foden. Focusing on the rise of Ugandan President Idi Amin and his reign as dictator from 1971 to 1979. The Giles Foden’s novel received critical acclaim and numerous awards when it was published by Faber and Faber in 1998. It interweaves fiction and historical fact. In 2006 a film by the same name was produced based on the novel.