16th December 2006
No matter how crap life tends to be in the North, the spirit of the
Acholi people tends to shine through. Take my most recent trip to
Kitgum for example.
Sporty Spice was
celebrating her 19th birthday while we were there and I made
sure everyone in our village knew.
I purchased four chickens for the birthday feast and insisted that Sporty
slaughter them as it was "African tradition" to do so.
When the night eventually rolled around, the people in the village we
were staying at showered her with the following gifts:
A cool purse This, in particular, could not have been cheap
A basket designed for shelling peanuts
Peanuts ...or g-nuts as they are called here
A tacky-but-cool optical fiber lamp
A broom The broom was a little... odd. As Sporty was receiving her
gifts, a local girl who had been helping us a lot called Anek,
rushed into her hut and brought out a broom. It was as is she had
to give Sporty something and her broom was the only thing she
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