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Sing to the Moon 

by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, illustrated by Sandra van Doorn

From Amazon: For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather’s house, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home? A touching story of a grandfather’s love for his grandson and the quiet pleasures of a rainy day. Recommended for ages 5 – 8.


Food That Grew Us: A Ugandan Local Food Showcase

From Amazon: Graphic Designer Jonathan Kabugo debuts his first book, filled with glorious imagery and recipes inspired by the food he ate growing up in different locations around Uganda. Building on years of research and close observation, Design expert Jonathan Kabugo presents recipes, truths, and mysteries inspired by the two women that raised him, his mother and her’s. Each dish–for example, Omugoyo (from the Eastern side of Uganda), a sweet potato and fresh bean mash uses ingredients and cooking methods proven to increase longevity, wellness, and mental health. Complemented by mouthwatering photography, the book details lesser known secrets, rituals and the significance of each in homes and regions it originates. All gleaned from various regions across Uganda. Innovative, easy to follow, and delicious, these healthy living recipes illuminate the brilliant, delicious way of meal preparation in Uganda, which have been proven to improve health, extend life, and fill kitchens with happiness.


The Last King of Scotland

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From Amazon: Nicholas Garrigan has fled his native Scotland, and his parents’ expectations, to take a position as a doctor in a remote rural outpost of Central Africa. Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, he is called to the scene of a bizarre car accident: Idi Amin, manically driving his red Maserati down the dirt tracks of Garrigan’s small village, has run over a cow. Garrigan binds Amin’s sprained wrist and puts the incident behind him, until a letter arrives from the Minister of Health informing him that Amin – in his obsession with all things Scottish – has appointed Garrigan his personal physician. Garrigan is instructed to settle into State House, on the grounds of Amin’s residence, immediately.

Queen of Katwe

Recommended by Recipe Co-Curator Vinola V. Munyon

From Amazon: Disney presents QUEEN OF KATWE, a movie based on a vibrant true story starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo and directed by Mira Nair. A Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess in this celebration of the human spirit.


Kikwabanga – Songs and Dances from The Land Of Ngaali

Ndere Troupe

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Ndere Troupe

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