Sowing the Mustard Seed, published by Moran (E.A.) Publishers, is a story of unflinching bravery. It is the story of unwavering search for a true, revolutionary and development-oriented leadership. The author, President Museveni, takes the reader on a tell-all journey of the sacrifice that he and other young Ugandans decided to take in order to liberate their country from the jaws of helplessness to which the first post-independence governments had conspired to consign it.
Sowing the Mustard Seed
Sowing the Mustard Seed traces Museveni’s early childhood and the struggle to liberate the country. The first edition was published in 1997, followed by a revised edition in 2007. Besides filling the missing gaps in earlier editions, this second edition has new details on the National Resistance Army capturing power in 1986. Other topics tackled include the mystic Alice Lawkena, the Sudan and Sudan Peoples’s Liberation Movement, fighting Joseph Kony, the wars in Rwanda and Congo and the post victory programmes.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni; born 15 September c. 1944, is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 29 January 1986.
Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin (1971–79) and Milton Obote (1980–85). With the notable exception of the north, President Museveni has brought relative stability and economic growth to a country that has endured decades of rebel activity and civil war. His tenure has also witnessed one of the most effective national responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa.
In the mid to late 1990s, Museveni was fêted by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. His presidency has been marred, however, by involvement in civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other Great Lakes region conflicts. Rebellion in the north by the Lord's Resistance Army had perpetuated a drastic humanitarian emergency. Restrictions on political pluralism and a 2005 referendum and constitution change scrapping limits on presidential terms, enabling extension of his rule, have attracted recent concern from domestic commentators and the international community.