Resnick, Mike. "Mwalimu in the Squared Circle"
Divergence: 1979 CE
What if: In order to end the Tanzania-Uganda war, Julius Nyrere accepted Idi Amin's challenge to a boxing match.
Summary: Outweighed by 200 pounds, Nyrere struggles to stay alive in the boxing ring.
Published: In Asimov's Science Fiction, March 1993; Alternate Warriors (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.; The Year's Best Science Fiction, Eleventh Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's 1994 (0312111045BUY, 0312111053BUY), SFBC 1994, v.t. Best New SF 8, Robinson 1994 (1854873105); and New Dreams for Old, Pyr 2006 (1591024412BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: French by Jean-Marc Chambon as "Mwalimu et la quadrature du cercle", in Sous d'autres soleils, Flammarion2001 (2080679953).
Translation: Japanese by Utita Masayuki as "[[title unknown]]", SF Magazine #477 (March 1996).
Awards: Nominee: 1994 Hugo for best short story.
Web link: Mike Resnick Site