Time magazine profiles Okemos author

Time Magazine gave a boost to Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s book “The Price of Stones” in it’s latest edition. Kaguri’s book tells the story of how when he and his spouse returned to his native Uganda in 2001, he was met by grandparents of children whose parents  had died from HIV/AIDS. They wanted help to build a school for these orphans. He could have said no thanks and left it at that, but he decided he could raise the money needed to build that school. The Time article tells of his efforts to build the Nyaka Aids Orphans School which opened in 2003. According to the Times article he already has started working on that second school.

Kaguri will do the fundraising from his home in Okemos and is proof that one person can make a difference even a half a world away. He plans on engaging local schools and schoolchildren in raising funds for the schools in Uganda.

Kaguri until just a couple weeks ago was working at MSU in fundraising for the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, but he decided to concentrate full-time on building schools in Uganda. Kaguri will start his book tour with events that include an Ann Arbor Borders on June 15 and Barnes and Noble in East Lansing on June 19.

Bill Castanier has been an award-wining weekly newspaper editor, advertising and public relations executive in his 40 year career. In addition, he has been an executive with a newspaper trade association and founded Michigan’s first technology association, I-TE@M. He writes a weekly newspaper feature on Michigan authors and is on the Board of the Kerrytown BookFest and the Michigan Notable Book Awards. He has the only daily blog on Michigan literature (Mittenlit) and founded Spartanpodcast.com.

Leave a Reply