The Last King of Scotland - Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Giles Foden
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Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary

The next morning, Garrigan has breakfast with the Merrits, complete with malaria pills. Garrigan has not intended to take them, because Mbarara is not considered one of the high-risk areas for malaria, but Merrit insists, pointing out that while they don't have as many mosquitoes, it is wise to be careful. They listen to the BBC news hour, gathered around the radio. Garrigan observes, as narrator, that it is the BBC that helped him get through the bad times to come with Idi Amin.

After breakfast, Merrit takes Garrigan to the bungalow where he will live. It has barred windows; apparently, they are necessary to protect the inhabitants from murderous bandits as well as petty thieves, which are numerous. Garrigan thinks he can be happy here. Each house has its own fence, within the fenced compound.

Merrit then takes him to the clinic, where he...

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