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Uganda: My Mission by Father Damian Grimes MBE MHM

Father Damian Grimes MHM is a Roman Catholic Mill Hill Missionary priest who worked in Uganda from 1959 to 2000, and from 1967 was the Headmaster of the famous Namasagali College, about 100 miles east of the capital, Kampala. He witnessed many political upheavals throughout this period, from Uganda being a British Protectorate to an independent, but unstable, country with numerous coups d'état. Father Grimes also witnessed the brutal dictatorship of Idi Amin from 1971 to 1979. In this book. Father Grimes reveals the struggles and successes of managing a secondary school in difficult and complex circumstances, but which gave a first class education to many children, some of whom have risen to senior positions in government, trade and industry.

Father Grimes is now Priest-in-Charge at a parish church in North Wales.