President Museveni unveils the 2nd Edition of ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’ – a captivating story of his childhood, formative years and political awakening.
In the book, Museveni discussed regional stability, Great Lakes region’s history, geopolitics of countries like Rwanda, DRC and the defeat of LRA rebels.
The launch of the 2nd edition of “Sowing the Mustard Seed” took place Sunday at Serena hotel in Kampala.
Speaking at the event, Museveni gave an insight into the book that chronicles the days of the bush war struggle.
“I will not talk about the liberation struggle, I have written extensively about it in the book. I will talk about writing of this book.”
He added: “The first idea to write this book was a British man’s – Macmillan’s Dr. Shillington – he wanted to write a book about our struggle.”
Museveni said it was Elizabeth Kanyogonya and Dr. Shillington who interviewed him and wrote the book .
“I didn’t have time to write.”
“I gave them the title following recollections always fresh in my head. The message was there but the book had mistakes. I did not want any deviation, so I wrote it myself again.”
The president said he wanted to ensure the substance is clear as well as the manner of writing English and Runyakore.
“We who know Runyakore must preserve it for the young ones.”
He said he proposed ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’ as title for the first Edition because of his strong Christian background.
He thanked President Daniel Arap Moi, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and Col Muammar Gaddafi “who the West killed recently” helped for helping NRA during the struggle.
“Details are in the book. I thank Janet Museveni for looking after the children while I was away.”
The president also revealed that the original fighters were not 27 as the myth has always maintained but 43 although only 27 were armed with guns.
“Finally, I thank the people of Uganda and Africa for standing up to stop the killings in our country”.