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The People's Bachelor
By Austin Bukenya
ISBN 1856571009
SERIES Classic African's Writing
Paperback  272 pages
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Published 12 December 2005
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The People’s Bachelor, first published in 1972, is a sharp and satirical look at the (then) new African Universities. Funny, penetrating, and acute, it became an immediate classic; and much of its critique remains relevant today. In its more lyrical sections, it is an evocative study of the passage into adulthood, and of the nature and effects of friendship, of love, and of betrayal.

Austin Bukenya, born in Masaka in 1944, is a major figure on the African literary scene. He has taught Language and Literature at universities in Kenya, Tanzania and Scotland and is now based at Makerere University, Uganda. He is a playwright and poet as well as a novelist. The People’s Bachelor was his first book

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