In her fiction debut, Doreen Baingana follows a Ugandan girl as she navigates the uncertain terrain of adolescence. Set mostly in pastoral Entebbe with stops in . Tropical Fish has ratings and 48 reviews. Marie said: I wish I read Doreen’s book back in high school. Tropical Fish is an easy and entertaining read. Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan short story writer. Her book, Tropical Fish won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, best first book, Africa, and an AWP Short .
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Connected stories told from the POV of different sisters living in Uganda and for a brief section when one moves to the U.
But the star of Tropical Fish is Christine, whom we accompany from her first wobbly steps in high heels, to her encounters with the first-world conveniences and alienation of Bainganw, to her return home to Uganda. Doreen Baingana Average rating: Consenting sex is usually presented in the light of mutual engagement. And Christine the youngest went to Los Angeles, came back eight years later to pick up a job amidst the trpical of discovering her inner self.
Also, sometimes it felt like the stories just sort of ended, randomly, not even in that unsettled sort of end but just in a place that seemed sort of random, l Tropifal I liked a lot: Each chapter is a different point of view told by three sisters and none of the chapters follow any kind of story, each chapter is its own rich story. It focused mostly on Christine.
Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe
How does she doubt herself and her sense of belonging at the Gayaza High School? She and her mother are the ones who decide to settle with the circumstances around them and rest.
Very human, leaves me wanting more of this. Joseph Omotayo 31 August at The picture at times is not pretty but I like what I see of us, of this ever-changing and complex Africa, an Africa of possibilities.
Wow, definitely have to move this one up on the wish list if you loved it so much. Hers is tropicak short appearance and quite an apt symbol that way.
Sep 16, Joslyn Allen rated it liked it Shelves: Overall, the writing is adequate, but I did not find this collection particu This is a collection of eight short stories about the lives of three sisters as girls and young women growing up in Uganda.
That may not always be the whole truth. In particular, the stories tracing Christine’s time working in the United States in Los Angeles and Washington, DC before returning to Uganda tell the story of identity, race, politics, diaspora, and power in an incredible way.
Tropical Fish by Doreen Baingana – Kinna Reads
Do you believe she is truly at peace after her experience at the fellowship meeting? It deserves all the attention and them some! Questions and Topics for Discussion 1. In particular, the stories tracing Christine’s time working in the United States in Los Angeles and Washington, DC before returning to Uganda tell the story of identity, race, politics, diaspora, While this book is called a set of short stories with interconnected characters, it reads best as a whole.
Around the same time, people started telling me about th Lost in Los Angeles finds Christine in the United States where she tries to lay claim to a new definition of home.
This makes speaking through her diary understandable. Yeah, it could be tasking but we do it for the love of literature on CLR.
I’m so glad I’ve discovered this book here on GR – it didn’t sound so very special, but as I have a personal interest in Uganda, I’d decided to baijgana it, anyway, just for the cultural information – and I got so much more. This is a collection of eight short stories about the lives of three sisters as girls and young women growing up in Uganda. Familiar, sad and hopeful. We had dodged the bullets of Amin, Obote, all the coups, the economic war, exile and return, and here we were on the road to success.
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I enjoyed Tropical fish, a thoroughly enjoyable read Like Like. It’s truly been an awesome experience for me as t When Dimple Met Rishi – [image: Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. To meet the demand for expa Subscribe To Posts Atom. I was having sex with a white man. This story is a refusal to feel ashamed of sexual pleasure in the face of doresn circumstances, a riposte to the politics of respectability that often get in the way of dealing with the epidemic, and it draws together the rest of the stories even bringing some previous characters bac Towards the end of this vivid, poignant, funny short story collection, there’s an amazing one about AIDS, maybe the best African fiction on AIDS I’ve yet read except xoreen Phaswane Mpe’s Welcome To Our Hillbrow.
Tropical Fish by Doreen Baingana
It’s okay, but really only for getting a perspective of higher-class Ugandans growing up after Amin’s presence.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Can a tropucal home eventually become a second? With her first kiss, her womanhood immaturely blossoms at a pre-teen stage. Tropical Fish is dunked in the past memories of Uganda’s fiercest political time. Keep up the good work Kinna.