Somebody Clap for Me
Young contemporary poets of Kampala share their personal and communal journeys and tell these stories through their poems: what it is like to be young in Kampala, how they rediscover the oral tradition and make it relevant to their reality, how they deal with the perception the rest of the world has of them and how they perceive themselves. Kampala, the cruel muse, challenges and inspires them. In turn, they challenge the history that was taught to them as well as the government that steals from them, and the churches that keep their sovereignty an elusive dream. Together – and in rhyme – they speak out ‘their’ truth about taboos concerning their recent history, and they appropriate the tradition of storytelling that is key to their identity.