Sunday, November 02, 2008

Ron Kassimir on Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda

From the article:
Reading Museveni: Structure, Agency and Pedagogy in Ugandan Politics, Ronald Kassimir, Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne des √Čtudes Africaines, Vol. 33, No. 2/3, Special Issue: French-Speaking Central Africa: Political Dynamics of Identities and Representations (1999), pp. 649-673
Anyone the least bit familiar with Museveni's writings and speeches knows that here is a soldier that reads, and reads....
Why the dot-dot-dot? Like Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the blood-thirsty rabbit's Cave of Caerbannog"? Argh, I can't access JSTOR from home... Have to wait until tomorrow to find out what he reads. But the imagination is so fertile. Poetry? No. The Bible? Yes, but that's not what Kassimir has in mind I'm sure. Veterinary tracts on cattle ranching? No again. Danielle Steel? Hard to imagine. What does such a person actually read, and how does it change him?

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