Lakot Everlin and Wokorach Walter outside their house

Too Many Readers and Too Few Books

The birth of Community Micro Libraries By Sophie Alal September 21st was a gloriously sunny morning in Gulu. It had rained heavily the previous evening, and storm clouds continued to threaten the signing of an agreement between United Youth Entertainment and Deyu African. The conclusion of the agreement later in the afternoon gave UYE stewardship…

Community Micro Libraries

Community Micro Libraries are little libraries that may exist in a trunk, a dresser or a secure little corner in a friendly house. The idea is to support reading for pleasure in the community. Reading enhances the appreciation of culture. Through the reading of fiction, poetry, scholarly writing, music and even posters, many people can…

Acholi quarters storytellers

Story collection begins in Kampala Acholi Quarters

We have been conducting interviews with residents of the Acholi quarters in Kampala. The people living in this area have mostly been affected by conflict in northern Uganda, but remain with a strong heritage. Men, women and children have been recording their favourite folktales with songs, also known as ododo. These are stories which culminate…