Even though the book deals with an horrific period in Uganda's history, it does not dwell on the gory aspects, but instead gives you a broader view of life at the time. A dark, but compelling read.
Groaning in the grass, Idi was convinced the wrist was broken, and he cursed me in Swahili as I bound it up. But I must have done something right because, a few months later, I received a letter appointing me to the post of President Amin's personal physician. That was Idi's way, you see. Punish or reward. You couldn't say no. Or I didn't think, back then, that you could.