Book Review: The Soul of Uganda Through Song by Michiel van Oosterhout

The Soul of Uganda Through Song by the Dutch journalist, music archivist and documentary filmmaker, Michiel van Oosterhout, is a lyrical telling of Uganda’s history in the period starting at independence in 1962 to the end of Idi Amin’s rule in 1979. Drawing upon his extensive music archive and profound passion for Uganda’s popular music and politics of the era, … Read the rest

Listen to Your Mother: Nobody Should Be Too Rich or Too Poor

Mother and child Bamun Kingdom, Cameroon Princess Ngutane cradles her firstborn son, Amidou Mounde, who was born in 1915 Photograph - Horniman Museum London
Mother and child Bamun Kingdom, Cameroon Princess Ngutane cradles her firstborn son, Amidou Mounde, who was born in 1915 Photograph – Horniman Museum London

The wisdom of our mothers and mothers’ mothers from the dawn of time is reverberating throughout the cosmos, “What part of share the resources of the earth don’t you understand?  Why aren’t you challenging the sanctity … Read the rest