The title of Giles Foden's first novel refers to Idi Amin, dictator of the central African nation of Uganda from 1971 until the Tanzanian army, and his own people, drove him from power in 1979. According to Foden's account— which seems, in many of its details, too strange not to be true— Amin once sent the following message to Queen Elizabeth "with copies to the UN Secretary- General Doctor Kurt Waldheim, Soviet Premier Brezhnev... More >>>