In this volume, Martin Jamison provides a descriptive bibliography of published material on Idi Amin and Uganda during the Amin years. Arranging the entries topically within chrological sections, Jamison covers the span of Amin's reign from 1971 to 1979. The work also includes entries providing background information on Amin and covering Amin in exile. The volume covers scholarly, research-level, English-language works, all of which are generally accessible in libraries in North America. The literature covered includes journal articles, books, chapters within edited volumes, conference papers, government publications, audiovisual materials and theses. Works included are those that are substantial and to the point, that provide more than a passing glance of Amin, and that speak directly to the topic of Amin or Uganda under Amin. With some exceptions, the bibliography excludes newspaper articles, popular or news magazine articles, fiction, encyclopaedias, yearbooks and other standard handbooks. After personally examining all but 15 of the entries cited, Martin has provided descriptive nevaluative antations. Antations also te such features as length, type of illustrative material, indices and tes. The volume also includes author, title and subject indices. It should be a valuable aid for students and other researchers who want to find and select literature on Idi Amin and his times.
MARTIN JAMISON is Reference/Circulation Librarian at and assistant professor at Ohio State University. He is the author of several articles, including a short bibliography on Amin published in the Bulletin of Bibliography.