Dakta Okom

The Tree Stump

by Aliker P'Ocitti



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/4/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781669871620
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781669871637
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781669871613

About the Book

After 3 generations, the death of a son over failure to pay fees inspires a family to break the poverty jinx by educating his son to become an Ophthalmologist.

The Tree Stump is a biography of the first Ophthalmologist of Kitgum district who rises from the family of a peasant and porter to find financial liberation in educating his children. This is a story of grit, tenacity and resilience of a man facing generational abject poverty and unwavering resolve to break ranks with his past and secure a date with prosperity in his future.

Ojul Odora Onesimus dedicated his life to learning (Education.)

About the Author

Aliker p’Ocitti is a Ugandan Published Poet, Author of a Memoir (My Mayor.The Political Campaign Story of a Poor Elite and Rich Illiterate); Hidden Scars, a poetic compilation and also Co-Authored, Unsaid Words.

His poems have appeared in African Global Networks (AGN), Musings During a Time of Pandemic: A World Anthology of Poems on COVID-19, I Can’t Breathe: A Poetic Anthology of Fresh Air and the Best “New” African Poets 2020.

Aliker was a TalkShow Host at Wan Luo T.V (Wangoo Pa Kaka Program). He has also been a regular contributor of opinion articles on The Daily Monitor, The New Vision, The Weekly Observer and Chimpreports (Online) and Nile Post (Online) in Uganda.

He is a regular on numerous T.V appearances in Uganda for analytical perspectives. Aliker holds a B.A Education degree and Masters in Peace and Justice Studies from Makerere University and University of San Diego respectively.

He has also had national and international speaking engagements in 13 States in United States of America (USA) and Canada.