There is no Road in Your Home: Social Networking in Uganda

Photo: Laura Richards “There is no road in your home,” my neighbor Michael said to my friends and I as we sat down with a plate full of homemade Ugandan food. I tilt my head in confusion, trying to fit his words into the context of the evening full of dancing, singing, talk of politics and accompanying laughter. “There is no road in your home,” Michael repeats. “It means you do not just pass through one’s home. When you are here, you can stay here and you are all always welcome to stay here.” We are all touched and...

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