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Story Abstract


Name of the Storyteller: Amy Templer
 


Title of the Story: Kalangala Baptism
 


Original story, with traditional mythology
recorded in The Baganda by John Roscoe and
quotes from Uganda and its Peoples by J. F. Cunningham

 


Taletype Classification: Personal story
 


Story Rating: Young Adult/Adult
 


Abstract/Summary:

Many years ago, Mukasa, the Baganda god of plenty, settled down on an island in the middle of Lake Victoria. Young women made pilgrimages to bathe in the lake, asking Mukasa for fertility and all the blessings of womanhood. When I arrived at Mukasa's doorstep hundreds of years later, unaware of his existence and exhilarated by my own audacity, I had no idea why I was drawn so strongly to the lake, or why swimming in its waters would require a new kind of courage.
 



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