Elders die, what then for Teso Knowledge?

These reflections were shared by Samuel Gilbert in comment to a previous post on nowaraga.com titiled: "Liberation in daily life." He wrote: "I once thought to myself, what will happen of us when our parents and grandparents pass on? Has anyone documented their knowledge on certain things pertaining our society and culture? being a born… Continue reading Elders die, what then for Teso Knowledge?

Our limited medical vocabulary

Just wondering why our Uganda languages mostly have one word for medical personnel - doctors, nurses, lab technicians and health workers as a whole - village health teams, herbalists and all others. We do not have a different word for Clinicians, for example; and it is often the case that we perceive all clinicians to… Continue reading Our limited medical vocabulary

Africa unite advocated Gaddafi

For many Africans, including Ugandans, we took with a pinch of salt the global-western driven narrative and propaganda machine that devilized Colonel Muamar Gaddafi, prior to his murder. Yes, by all means he was not a saint, but his deeds were not all bad. He did some good and by the look of things in… Continue reading Africa unite advocated Gaddafi

‘Liberation’ in daily life

On this 26th day of January 2022, the NRM Liberation Day remembrance, my thoughts are dominated by what liberation actually means to us in our day to day lives in Uganda. I am especially concerned by the way in which we "modernise" or more accurately "global-westernise" by losing a lot of our good food and… Continue reading ‘Liberation’ in daily life

Defend Bugingo for God allows polygamy

I wonder whose faith is skin-deep and is simply intoxicated by religion, as in Karl Marx's "religion is the opium of the people." Is it of the: Pastor who publicly humiliated his wife and sought to divorce her, in order that he marries his concubine? Followers who cheered their pastor on as he publicly humiliated… Continue reading Defend Bugingo for God allows polygamy