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Last King of Scotland, the (1998) [Novel]
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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.

Original title: The Last King of Scotland
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAfrica

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Language: English

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the Last King of Scotland (January 28, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571195644
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.7 x 1.1
Pages: 320

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