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By Moses Isegawa

Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moses Isegawa's Abyssinian Chronicles tells a riveting tale of twentieth-century Africa that's passionate in imaginative and prescient and breathtaking in scope.

At the guts of this unforgettable story is Mugezi, a tender guy who manages to make it during the hellish reign of Idi Amin and studies firsthand the main crushing features of Ugandan society: he withstands his far-off father's oppression and his mother's cruelty within the identify of Catholic zeal, endures the ravages of struggle, rape, poverty, and AIDS, and but he's capable of preserve a hopeful or even sometimes a laugh outlook on lifestyles. Mugezi's hard-won observations shape a cri de coeur for a humans formed by way of untold losses.

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The wormwood which grows in this country of Xeher is carried from here to all the world, and the ships of this place load3 the said wormwood, which is there worth a hundred and fifty maravedis the hundred weight. 1 Bncienoio, antient for ajenjo, Absinthe ; perhaps the Kat or Katta, a very expensive leaf of a shrub. 2 This refers to the monsoon; if it is unfavourable the ships cannot get up the Red Sea. :! This word is illegible, it reads se enpegen. 32 THE BAST AFRICAN FASALHAD. Having passed this town of Xeher, along the coast there are other small towns, and Eeduins in the interior of the country.

Hussein. AND MALABAR COASTS. 23 ELIOBON AND MEDINA. Having passed Mount Sinai, which the Moors call Tur, along the coast of the Red Sea going out of it, there is a village of the Moors, a sea-port called Eliobon,1 and it is a port where they disembark for Medina, which is another town of the Moors, up the country at three days' journey from the port, and the body of Mahomed is buried in it. GTJIDA PORT OF MECA. Leaving the port of Eliobon to go out of the Red Sea, there is a town of the Moors, called Guida, and it is the port of Mecca, whither the ships used to come every year from India with spices and drugs, and they returned thence to Calicut with much copper, quicksilver, vermillion, saffron, rosewater, scarlet silks, camelots, tafetans and other goods, of stuffs used in India, and also with much gold and silver; and the trade was very great and profitable.

This king ruled over a part of Babilonia, and Armenia, and Persia, and a large part of Arabia^ and of India, near to the kingdom of Cambay. His design was to get into his hands the house of Mekkah.

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