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Dragging the finishing of Marua* Discrete Performance among Re-Displaced Former Lord’s Resistance Female Returnees in Gulu Cityscape

The paper deploys the technique of marua (a local brew made of fermented millet flour and yeast) shades as specific corners in the hinterland of Gulu cityscape. It shows how these corners are constructed by the former Lord‟s Resistance female returnees to sell marua while taking an intricate decision to flirt in a gendered way with the males, without necessarily engaging in sex. This it argues is to negotiate living...

Two marriages, two speeds. Disruptions and connections in post-conflict Gulu cityscape

Drawing from urban studies and conflict studies with specific focus on transitional justice sphere of return and reintegration, the paper elaborates on the existing complex disruptions and connections in coupling among former Lord’s Resistance Army returnees in Gulu city, northern Uganda. Deploying new conceptual tools, namely, the materiality and vitality of “kavera (polythene bag) that the men instrumentalise to negotiate a relationship with the women and also how women use...