All Our Names

All Our Names

Book - 2014
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Coming of age during an African revolution, a brilliant university student-turned-fighter eventually flees the escalating violence of his country to resettle in the United States, where he is haunted by his past.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385349987
038534998X
Branch Call Number: FIC Meng
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 25 cm

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uncommonreader
Dec 01, 2015

An interesting book about the revolution in Uganda in the 1970s told through the story of two friends, and about the life of an immigrant who fled Uganda for the US told through the story of one of the friends and his social worker. Both stories are well told - the violence in Uganda and the racism in the US - although the voice of the social worker does not rung as true.

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rjamesevans
Nov 10, 2015

much better than his previous, "how to read the air"

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santiano9
May 19, 2015

Enjoyed this book very much. Liked the clean back and forth between the lives in Africa and the US. It gave me some idea of how life in some places in Africa must be and how vastly different it is from mine.

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reedstevens
Jan 13, 2015

Confusing at first. I had to Wicki up 'Kampala' which reminded me of the dreadful Idi Amin and the bloody upheavals then and now.

The heroine's character seems unlikely. Although the writing is lovely I quit when the author ambushed me. I did go back to read the end but the spell was broken.

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mythoughts
May 21, 2014

I loved reading this book. The writing is beautiful and the story is engaging. Will definitely be checking out other books by this author.

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