We live our lives once, stay rooted in our people’s culture

I read this article a few minutes ago, "Going back to our roots," by Norah Owaraga", and liked it for the fact that it signals to fellow Africans, Ugandans to embrace their cultural diversity, norms, and values as part of success in the future. I really agree with the writer that what we do today… Continue reading We live our lives once, stay rooted in our people’s culture

My Ganda culture informs all that I do

"Great article Norah. Congratulations on the ALI project in rooted in Teso culture," wrote Dr. Maggie Kigozi after she had read my blog post containing the text for the TEDx Kiira Talk that I gave in 2015 and titled: "Going back to our roots." Dr. Maggie Kigozi also shared how the culture of the Uganda… Continue reading My Ganda culture informs all that I do

Conversations with my father on God named Edeke

Papa, it is fascinating how the modern day Christian God is referred to in Ateso as Edeke. This is because, before Christianity arrived in Teso, among the Iteso, Edeke was reportedly originally the god of calamity, who was dreaded and when things went wrong, it was the norm that Edeke was propitiated. “If sickness fell… Continue reading Conversations with my father on God named Edeke

Conversations with my father on Women’s Day

Papa, it is 8th March, International Women’s Day; and the theme for today's commemoration is: “'Choose To Challenge'. This states that women are responsible for their own thoughts and actions every day and they challenge the world every day. The theme further signifies that women can choose to challenge gender bias and inequality in the… Continue reading Conversations with my father on Women’s Day

Conversations with my father on the tragic Kasango Saga

Papa, it is amazing the triggers of my memories of you. Take for instance the tragic saga surrounding the remains of the late Kasango, a lawyer who died of heart related complications on Saturday, 27th February, while he was in Luzira Prison serving a 16-year sentence. Papa, it is not how Kasango died that is… Continue reading Conversations with my father on the tragic Kasango Saga