Founders of the first club in Kampala: Their spirits still alive 100 years later

Members of the Goan community. COURTESY PHOTO

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In this series of Ugandan Asians, Vali Jamal writes about six young men who were behind the setting up of the first club in Kampala, a social gathering arena that saw scores throng the place to interact and relax.

In a little back room of a shop, just twelve-by-twelve in size, six young men are seated sipping their drinks. The evening is wet and the night could be chilly. In the bushes, beetles are holding forth like spoilt children in a tantrum, piercing the palpable darkness with their screeches, as if in annoyance of the glow-worms, just now beginning to flicker in the elephant grass.


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