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Embracing Adulthood: Navigating the Imbalu Festival in Mbale, Eastern Uganda

August 22, 2023 Otako Season 3 Episode 22
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Embracing Adulthood: Navigating the Imbalu Festival in Mbale, Eastern Uganda
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Show Notes

Step into a world of tradition, transition, and transformation as we accompany Sharon Khaitsa, an esteemed adult educator and compassionate social worker from the captivating region of Mbale in eastern Uganda. Join us on an evocative expedition as Sharon delves into her personal odyssey, recounting the profound passages of the renowned "Imbalu Festival."

In this poignant episode, Sharon eloquently narrates her voyage through the heart of Bugisu's cultural tapestry, where the Imbalu Festival stands as an illustrious hallmark of coming-of-age. As the festival unfolds biennially, the "even years" reverberate with anticipation, and Sharon becomes our guide into the world of this cherished tradition.

"Embracing Adulthood: Navigating the Imbalu Festival in Mbale, Eastern Uganda" captures the essence of a timeless ritual, exploring the threads that connect us to our heritage and the poignant moments that mark our journey into adulthood. Prepare to be enthralled by Sharon's vivid storytelling as we unravel the tapestry of tradition and delve into the heart of the Imbalu Festival.

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