The Fourth Heritage: How We Ugandans Can Integrate Our Tribal, Religious and Colonial Heritages.

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This is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about the African tribal mind and its interpretation of the world as dominated by Eurocentric ideals. In a brutally honest and yet reflective writing, Mr. Kirunda offers his critique with a uniquely African perspective. Written in the authors third languageEnglish this book attempts to use simple yet powerful reasoning to advocate a paradigm shift in the way Ugandans look at their Tribal, Religious and European/Colonial heritages. In an analytical and creative style rare to many African writings, Mr. Kirunda vividly describes his tribal life and the impact his parents had on his worldview. He then offers an unusually cold and intimate analysis of: the cultural confusion within the Uganda society, his personal hypothesis of why the Americans, Germans and Japanese are economically and intellectually developed, the two hindrances to development in Uganda, and his personal creative proposal of The Fourth Heritage as a way to integrate the triple heritages and also solve the two hindrances. Lastly, he generalizes his thesis to accommodate Kantian moral philosophies and offers a thrilling discussion of the scientific account of humanitys origin in East Africa and what that means for our human heritage.
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Mr. Kirunda was born in Iganga Town in 1979 to Mr. Sanoni Atanaziraba and Ms. Edinansi Nakisita. Since both his parents were illiterate, in all his writings, the author is trying to write from the point view of illiterate tribal people like his parents who have no voice in the current debates about our society. He attended Iganga Town Council Primary School (1986 –1989) and Nkumba Primary School (1990 –1993). In 1994 Mr. Kirunda started his secondary school at King’s College Budo. After senior four, Budo nominated him for the United World College scholarship national contest, at which he was selected to go represent Uganda at the United World College-USA. He did his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering at Lafayette College (Pennslyvania) and Master of Science in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. After working five years as a Civil Engineer in New Mexico and Texas, he currently works in the Investment Banking industry in Salt Lake City, Utah. In his leisure time, Mr. Kirunda enjoys playing rugby, skiing, biking, running, swimming and exploring the beautiful American Southwest region.

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Mar 11, 2011
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