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The purpose of mudding swamps in the traditional circumcision ritual of Eastern Uganda

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Very early in the morning on the 10th of September, three elders from Bunanyuma village in Bushika sub-county in Bududa district in the East of Uganda silently stomped a sacred waterlogged ground, until it was reduced to mire.The mire, which was being readied for one of the most sacred Imbalu or traditional circumcision rituals, known in ...
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