Monday, July 30, 2012

Professor Komagum book to be published by end of 2012

I recently received some outstanding news. My book about my (mis)adventures in Uganda will be published by the end of the year. Professor Komagum: Teaching peace journalism and battling insanity in Uganda, tells the story of my 10-month odyssey in East Africa in 2010 and 2011.

Komagum, BTW, means lucky in the Acholi language. It was a name given to me by journalist colleagues in Gulu in Northern Uganda.

I produced the following promotional blurb about the book: "In Professor Komagum, you’ll learn about peace journalism, and the role of media in preventing conflicts. You’ll also read about some of Youngblood’s colorful misadventures in Uganda eating insects, ducking swooping bats, and dodging testy rhinos. Professor Komagum also tells two poignant stories--one of six Ugandan orphans abandoned in a rural purgatory; the other of a terrifying terrorist bombing. Professor Komagum is a fascinating, hilarious, touching, and thought-provoking journey through East Africa and into the human spirit."

For more, including lots of photos, click here to see the book's website. Details about how to buy the book will, of course, be posted here as they become available.

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