Idi Amin: Hero or Villain?

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Jaffar Amin is the son of Idi Amin Dada the Ugandan President depicted in the hit movie "The Last King of Scotland" starring Oscar-winning film star Forest Whitaker. In 1979 his family fled Uganda and lived in exile, first in Libya and then in Saudi Arabia. Jaffar Amin's exile ended in 1990, when he returned to Uganda. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Al-Amin Foundation.

Idi Amin: Hero or Villain?

His Son Jaffar Amin and Other People Speak

Authored by Jaffar Amin, Margaret Akulia

Idi Amin ruled the East African country of Uganda from January 1971 to April 1979 when he was ousted from power by a combined force of the Tanzania Peoples' Defence Force and Ugandan exiles operating through Tanzania. He left a controversial and conflicted legacy, as depicted by Oscar-winning film star Forest Whitaker in the hit movie "The Last King of Scotland"; but have authors and filmmakers who have attempted to tell his story to date really told the whole truth? Have they delved deep enough to uncover everything there is to know about Idi Amin, everything there is to tell about him and what actually happened during his rule and after he was forced to live in exile, first in Libya and then in Saudi Arabia? "No" says his son Jaffar Amin and other people!

Was Idi Amin "Framed" or "Guilty as Charged"? Was something "insidious" going on during his rule in Uganda as alleged by many? What role did racism, colonialism, neocolonialism, classism, religion, tribalism and greed play in "creating" Idi Amin?

In this unprecedented series devoted to telling Idi Amin's story in its entirety and not just "selected" parts, Margaret Akulia engages his son Jaffar Amin and other people in candid "conversation" about his legacy. As the world continues to pronounce "A Guilty Verdict" on Idi Amin after "finding him guilty beyond reasonable doubt", many people are adamant in asserting that "others" and not Idi Amin committed the "mass murders" attributed to him in Uganda which begs the question: Was Idi Amin a Hero or a Villain?

This is a series devoted to uncovering Idi Amin's story in its entirety, layer by layer, telling all the truth and shedding light on the untruths! Compiled and co-written by Jaffar Amin and Margaret Akulia.

Publication Date:
0986614904 / 9780986614903
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Africa / East

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