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Paperback Elizabeth of Toro: The Odyssey of an African Princess Book

ISBN: 0671673963

ISBN13: 9780671673963

Elizabeth of Toro: The Odyssey of an African Princess

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Great Biography of an African Princess!

I first saw H.R.H. Elizabeth of Toro on Oprah in the late 80's and immediately bought her book. you cannot put it down! This is a fascinating biography that throws open the doors on the history of the Court of Toro, the political upheavel in Uganda and the journey of this beautiful, brillant and talented princess through it all. Educated in England at Sherborne School for Girls and later at Cambridge, Princess Elizabeth is also a lawyer, diplomat, model and actress. Her story is full of glamor, danger, intrigue, love and loss and is bond to make an indelible impression on all who read it!

A must read!

This is a great firsthand account of Uganda's change from kingdoms through British colonialism and Amin. It focuses mostly on the kingdom of Toro in Western Uganda and Lady Bagaya's role in one of the most pivotal points in its history and her own personal life. She was a model, actress, princess, ambassador, lawyer. It is sad that this book is out of print as it is a must read for students of Africa and Women's studies. Even if her autobiography is taken with the appropriate grain of salt, she is definately one of the most important women in African history. When I met her she impressed me immensely. This book is almost identical to her "Odyssey of an African Princess" book but it includes less stuff about her husband. It should be required reading in so many subjects: African history, women's studies, political science.
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