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Ruth Mukwana

A tiny village named Elgoni lies on a mountain in Eastern Uganda. One of several villages scattered on the slopes, it consists of small clay huts roofed with dry grass. The outer walls of the huts are painted with portraits of heroes and warriors that fighting has claimed over the years. Tall pine trees, their needle-shaped leaves shining in the sun, line the red streets that run through the village. On hot afternoons, large mango and tikka trees in the compounds provide shelter and bring in

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