Ugandan fathers in the lockdown

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A conversation on fatherhood in the Kikaramoja slum, Jinja (December 2019). Credit: Anna Baral There is a saying in Uganda: “omwana omubi, avumaganyisa nyina”, “an undisciplined child is a disgrace to the mother”. A friend from Kampala brought it to my attention, ironically observing that, according to another saying, “a good child is the father's pride”. These adages hint to unequal recognition in the home, in a country where gender equality is interpreted as a threat to men ((Vlahovicova, ...

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