Against All Odds: Memoirs of Resilience, Determination, and Luck Amidst Hardship for an African Girl Child in Her Passionate Pursuit for Education – Betty Ogiel Rubanga
This is a true story about a girl-child who was orphaned and raised in the most neglected area of Uganda at that time—Karamoja. Her greatest dream was to get an education, but she had to go through so many heart-breaking obstacles to achieve that dream. The girl-child grew up in settings that are unknown to those in the urban backgrounds, in a region that was a no-go area for the non-natives then. Amidst poverty and in a culture where girl-child education is not a priority, she managed to get to a university, and of all, Makerere University, the oldest and premier institution of higher learning in East Africa. The book is characterized by grit, resilience, and determination.