Joe Musizi, a politician at heart, must flee his country after a coup. Robert Serumaga uses cutting humor and cynicism to be the storyteller of a country, which, though split by many forces, is painfully working towards a union of "body and spirit." He shows the agony of the individual caught between his somewhat shaky ideals and the realities of power.
"In his first novel, Mr. Serumaga has touched on some of those strained, unanswered questions that have plagued some of the independent countries in Africa. He does not in any way condone the innocent or silent, nor condemn the wicked or unjust."--"WestAfrica"
"Uganda as a source of the Nile has also been a source of great poetry, fiction and theater. Robert Serumuga is among the gems of Uganda's postcolonial literature. His life was a response to the Muse; his death wasa response to martyrdom."--Ali A. Mazrui, Director of Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton, Producer, "The Africans" PBS Television