WACIT Uganda: Continuity between the past and present at refugee settlement

First it was New Congo, then New Buja (Bujumbura – Burundi), New Kigali (Rwanda), and so on. Each part of the refugee settlement a new home for each community. Children’s language, attempts to rebuild houses and lives reflected families’ various stages of migration.

Same attempts for survival and starting a new life as New Smyrni (Izmir) for Greek or New England for English migrants. But we often have short memories and condemn migration by dissociating from our history – too painful or mere hypocricy?


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