BBBB Lady

Hey you all, this is Brenda! 💋 I want to tell you more about me and my work, so that you totally understand: you can’t miss my BBBB on Boxing Day (that’s 26/12, if you have never heard of the holiday)! BBBB stands for Brenda’s Bunyonyi Boxing Buffet and this will be the second time […]

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Her Crafts Take Kids to School

Annah Kyomukama is the star of the Lake Bunyonyi Weekend Cruise and an example of a strong local woman. A widow and a mother of 10, she has built a future for her children with the dexterity of her hardworking hands. How did you start making crafts? When I was 12 years old I started […]

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Are Batwa Guilty As Charged?

The sad story of the Batwa “Pygmies” of the Gorilla Highlands reached its dramatic peak when they were kicked out of national parks. But was that actually needed? Were they really dangerous to gorillas? Dian Fossey, the legendary mountain gorilla researcher, was famously negative towards the Batwa because of their (alleged) hunting and poaching in the 1970s. This is not […]

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Tribute to Omugurusi Karwemera, the Icon of Western Uganda

UPDATE, October 2020: Karwemera’s Bakiga museum in Kabale town is currently not accessible, unless you make arrangements with the family. Since Kwanzi/Grace Villa pulled out in August, a new tenant is being sought. Festo Karwemera was a teacher right to the end of his remarkable life… People would come to his home on the outskirts […]

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