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The White Pumpkin

The White Pumpkin

By Denis Hills

Grove Press, 1976, 344 pp.

This is the book that launched a letter from the Queen to Idi Amin, and the rescue of its author from a Ugandan firing squad by British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan. The offending reference to Amin as a "village tyrant" has been excised, but what remains is a devastating description of Uganda falling apart.