The last king of Scotland
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 Maserati, has hit a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, obsessed with all things Scottish, appoints him as his personal physician. So begins a fateful dalliance with the 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 self-proclaimed cannibal who, at the end of his eight years in power, would be responsible for 300,000 deaths. As Garrigan awakens to his patient's barbarism--and his own complicity in it--we enter a venturesome meditation on conscience, charisma, and the slow corruption of the human heart.
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|Grouping Title||last king of scotland|
|Grouping Author||foden giles|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-05-24 22:43:03PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-05-24 23:51:41PM|
|author||Foden, Giles, 1967-|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Nicholas Garrigan has fled his native Scotland, and his parents' expectations, to take a position as a doctor in a remote rural outpost of Central Africa. Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, he is called to the scene of a bizarre car accident: Idi Amin, manically driving his red Maserati down the dirt tracks of Garrigan's small village, has run over a cow. Garrigan binds Amin's sprained wrist and puts the incident behind him, until a letter arrives from the Minister of Health informing him that Amin--in his obsession with all things Scottish--has ap-pointed Garrigan his personal physician. Garrigan is instructed to settle into State House, on the grounds of Amin's residence, immediately.
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Amin, Idi, -- 1925-2003 -- Fiction
Uganda -- History -- 1971-1979 -- Fiction
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The Last King of Scotland
The last king of Scotland / Giles Foden
|title_short||The last king of Scotland|