Check out this review of the book, Crossroads, edited by Christopher Conte, as featured in this post from the PBS blog.
Title: Crossroads: Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda
Editor: Christopher Conte
Print Length: 180 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1507680228
Publication Date: August 30, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
*I was gifted a copy of this book by the editor*
Crossroads is a fascinating anthology comprising autobiographical essays by several Ugandan women. I loved the opportunity to learn more about the Ugandan culture and the upbringing of African women and how it is different (and in many ways similar) from the upbringing of Black women here in America. Rarely do we hear of what these women endure so it was refreshing to read about it. All of the stories have a common Coming-of-Age theme where the women discuss their experiences coming into womanhood among the customs and traditions of their country. We learn about their childhoods, sex, marriage, career, and livelihood.
All of the stories were…
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