Monday, December 1, 2008

Gulu at night

Gulu is full of funny and quirky stories, some of them purely non-pictorial… I was waiting for a social worker the other day in front of a school to visit some of the war-affected children… as I was early I joined a group of students sitting in front of one of the huts and made a bit of small talk… soon enough one of them, a twenty something Ugandan introduced himself as Otto von Bismarck… incredulous, I asked him to repeat his name. Here it came again: Otto von Bismarck. He was not joking and he did not know who the historical Otto von Bismarck was… seems his parents, uncle or ant, or some relative with a sense of good humour had decided that this name would suit him well… before I could take a picture he had disappeared…

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