TESTIMONY OF A HOSPITABLE NATION is a dramatic satire that revolves around a middle-aged educated ambitious kiosk owner and his dreams. The book was published on 22nd June 2018 under Uganda Writers’ Foundation by IRENE AGENO JULU. The main character Mukasa through his unique chapatti kiosk ‘Fork and Spoon’ located in a suburb in Kampala, Uganda surprises the community with his leadership skills. Despite the struggles, Mukasa is shocked by the hospitality of the people that surrounds him and refers to it as indescribable hospitality and a big family. The author is not only a witty playwright but a journalist and economist who has managed to use her skills to bring out one of the key problems which is unemployment and responds to it by self employment which we clearly witness at ‘Fork and Spoon’.
This play is not only satirical but the message is a hundred percent beneficial to our socio-economic welfare. Though fictional, Irene expresses real time life experiences that anyone can relate too. I fell in love with this book the moment I looked at the cover because it clearly portrayed what happens in the Pearl of Africa.
Princeton and Stanford University coupled with several local bookstores added the book to their online and physical libraries, well indeed the book is surely a Testimony to the author.
The book is one hundred and eight pages and roughly thirty thousand shillings with book number ISBN 978990632008. TESTIMONY OF A HOSPITABLE NATION is a hospitable book to all.