Teaching peace journalism and battling insanity in Uganda
From the Acholi, a language spoken in Northern Uganda—
Def. 1. Lucky, Fortunate.
|Six orphans and their rescuer, Betty (top right)|
These are the first two paragraphs from the new book Professor Komagum, which will be released tentatively in late in 2012:
Phillip, Harriet, and their six children ages 5-14 lived in rural Kyenjojo district, about a 45 minute drive from
Fort Portal in western . To call their place isolated would be an understatement—you turn off of the main Kampala-Fort Portal highway, drive a few miles down a dusty, rutted dirt road, then park and set out on foot. On a cool day, the hike over bucolic hills and around banana groves might take 20 minutes, but on a hot, sunny day like the one when we visited, the stroll is closer to 25 minutes." Uganda
|At Sipi Falls|
Please check back on this site periodically for updates on the book's release, information on how to order, author appearances, and so on.
You can also follow Professor Komagum on Twitter @ProfKomagum , and author Steven Youngblood on his Peace Journalism blog, at the Center for Global Peace Journalism, and on Twitter @PeaceJourn .