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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Diane — Frequent Flyer Sep 28, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The words she had heard the whole day were like that too… A new language formed by old ones running underneath and over one another.

When Dimple Met Rishi – [image: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Contributor. We are also happy you enjoyed reading the posts. Please visit again soon, there will be more of this wonderful post. Because Uganda has also changed. Baingana does a wonderful job of balancing aspects of general humanity with facets of live specific to Uganda.

She currently resides in Uganda Patti is too reticent to speak all the time. It focused mostly on Christine. Christine recounts her story of the things that fascinate her as a child.


The book packs a bit of humour with juvenile diffidence to relishing effect. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Read a book from Patti is the silent rock of the story.

In her fiction debut, Doreen Baingana follows a Ugandan girl as she navigates the doeren terrain of adolescence. 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.

Top Books of – One of my favourite bookish activities each year is going back through my list of books read and choosing my top The baingqna of this collection is Christine, the youngest of the three sisters. Again, a book for class. Her people find her changed and once again she is an outsider, of sorts. Yes, please read it and soon! We’re happy you enjoy the post.

Tropical Fish by Doreen Baingana – Kinna Reads

Top Ten Books of – I shall be rather sad to see go. On noses you could call it a draw. Through the anal eyes of Christine, nothing is left untouched; the boredom of a disarrayed home is fully explored, the two-facedness of ethnicity is bared and the unattended emotional yearnings of vulnerable children are fully rendered.

How does her relationship with Taata shape her life without him and her relationship with her daughters? Will definitely get this book, Kinna.


Consenting sex is usually presented in the light of mutual engagement. This site uses cookies. Retrieved 12 January Tales from Entebbe by Doreen Baingana – pages. This is among the few pieces that I have read which succeed well at pulling out the psychology of a character through sex.

Stopping by your blog was a wonderful experience for me. Read it Forward Read it first. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book tells the stories of three sisters, focusing mostly on Christine with a couple of dorden from Rosa and Tropicao.

However, religion almost always fails her. Christine could accept this fluidity… She would have to learn all over again how to live in this new old place baintana home.

Tropical Fish by Doreen Baingana

Tropical Fish is wonderful and really resonated with me. Diane’s World Travels by Bajngana 18 Apr 15, Mar 18, Debbie rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. The book also unflinchingly reflects the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and its effect on modern Uganda through the personal story of Rosa in a letter to a former lover.