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Notes from the Road: An African Journal

August 22nd, 2006 - #2

Made it to Uganda
Chandler met me with two Africans one named dale and some white dude whose name escapes me Lying in bed now Some youth hostel I can hear people shower down the hall Iím in a bed covered by a mosquito net Chandler and I drank beers and talked about what we are gonna do In three hours we get picked up and drive for five hours to lira (we are in kampala) tomorrow we meet the kids
there are supposed to be one hundred of them who have learned one of my songs and are prepared to sing Iíve asked them to write their own songs even if its just a phrase they are former child soldiers
we are bringing art supplies and I suppose I will teach my first ever art class but I suspect it is me who will do most of the learning anyway its time to close my eyes and let the night hit me