So, the other day, I dropped in to see my sister, Iretor Sikola, daughter of Papa Otim, a brother to my late father. I had heard she was not well, but look what I found. I found her seated in a shade sorting the damaged groundnuts from the good ones from her recent harvest.Iretor at… Continue reading Iteso groundnuts PHH and value addition
There is a push by South Africans to rename their country Azania; a name, which according to findings of empirical research, is the original name for the geography now named South Africa. The name Azania, goes beyond geography and it encapsulates a major historical phenomena, the slave trade. Apparently, it is Arab slavers who used… Continue reading The reckoning is nigh, give back the land Azania
For me, this is how I am doing it in my world of academia, as a practicing anthropological researcher, who has a specific interest in the preservation and natural evolution of knowledge systems of my people, the Iteso of Uganda. When, for example, I receive a request to participate as a respondent to a study… Continue reading Say no to ethnocide of customary land tenure
On my way back from university, after my first degree, I met a man, Mr. Stan Burkey, who was to become my first boss and at the Change Agent Training Programme, first under Quaker Service Norway and then under the Uganda Change Agent Association. We happened to be on the same flight, those days, in… Continue reading How I got my first full-time paid white-collar job
This morning, I found when my first passion fruit in my front yard garden at home in Entebbe had self-harvested and dropped on the ground. It has a story. Since I moved back home to Entebbe in 2016, in order to live close by and be the primary home caregiver for my papa, Ejakait Engineer… Continue reading Passion fruits in my front yard garden!