Issue 96 |

Dark Under Kiganda Stars by Lilah Hegnauer


Chase Twichell recommends
Dark Under Kiganda Stars, poems by Lilah Hegnauer: "This first book is a startling lyrical account of a young Catholic American student's time in Uganda, where she taught English in the Kiganda Highway Secondary School and assisted at a medical clinic in a remote country village. She was given several classes of students, a caning stick, and was told to 'teach anything.' Written while the author was still in college, it is an astonishing debut, richly musical and descriptive, confident, unpretentious, and bursting with new experience: love, identity, religious faith, and the complex collisions of culture and language." (Ausable)