Resilience and Love Triumph in ‘The Moon Also Sets’

Osio Ogbu in The Moon Also Sets depicts a widowed mother whose husband dies and leaves her with children, the firstborn of whom is Oby. The in-laws bother her so much that they want her to forcefully marry Uncle Ben, her late husband’s younger brother, in order to take control of the land. She confidently refuses and apologises for her unfavourable response to their request due to her ideals, dedication, and strength. They become enraged with her, but Mama Oby is preoccupied with her children. She works hard to ensure that Oby attends university and that her siblings receive an education as well. Oby enrols at the University of Embakassi and struggles greatly to adjust to the modern environment that is so different from theirs.

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The Broken Window Theory: A Lens to Examine Uganda’s Societal Complexities

In the realm of social theory, few concepts have ignited as much discussion as the Broken Window Theory. First conceived by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George Kelling in 1982, the theory posits that visible signs of disorder and minor misbehavior in a neighborhood can pave the way for a surge in petty and more serious crimes. This theory, which originated in the West, has found its way into Uganda’s societal landscape, prompting contemplation on its applicability and relevance in the African context.

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Media’s delicate dance: Balancing appreciation and credibility

The media ecosystem thrives in Kampala, Uganda, with a myriad of channels, both online and offline, that try to inform, educate, entertain, and campaign for democracy. The media plays an important part in the lives of ordinary Ugandans, with over 200 radio stations, 30 TV channels, and a handful of newspapers. Appreciation for their work, on the other hand, remains a complex and multidimensional subject.

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