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Adolescent Motherhood and Resilience in Kampala

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore–And then run? — Langston Hughes, “Harlem”

Sixteen-year-old Sharifa Namatovu and her 1-year-old daughter Nakiganda Chantel live in an informal settlement situated in the northern part of Kampala City, Uganda. Sharifa holds her daughter outside their home at the end of the lined-up brick-walled houses. She has hopes that her daughter will not go through the same challenges as her.

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