The Last King of Scotland - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 35 Summary & Analysis

Giles Foden
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The chapter opens with a recurring dream, where everything becomes Amin: an elephant, a hippo, a trio of rhinos and a peacock with a howling screams, all become Amin in Garrigan's dream. When Garrigan sees his father reading the Scotsman, he is free, although the back of the Scotsman reads, "The road dark, the destination obscure". At this point, the dream repeats itself.

Garrigan finds that he has been rescued by a contingent of Tanzanian soldiers, the ones who bombed Mbarara. They are distressed to find that they might have killed a white man, which would not make their president happy. The Colonel who talks to Garrigan explains that the boy soldiers in Mbarara are kidogos, or kid soldiers, and they are more vicious than any others. Garrigan wonders how the son of an educated cartographer could become a kidogo, and if he...

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