Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the disheartening sight Garrigan can see from the window of his new office in Kampala?
Garrigan can see underfed prisoners in the gardens, mowing the lawn with sickles.
2. What does Garrigan claim he will not do as he tries to tell the story of Amin in this novel?
Garrigan claims he is not writing the story in order to justify his own actions, though some people will think that is his purpose.
3. When Garrigan meets Swanepoel and hears about the coup, why is Garrigan told not to worry about it?
Swanepoel tells Garrigan not to worry about the coup because they usually leave whites alone.
4. When Garrigan stops to ask some men for directions, what do they tell him about his safety?
The two men tell Garrigan that he should go home as there are rumors that white people were shot at the airport.
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