Sure, everyone knows the historical stories of Napoleon and the likes. But what about the unsung, yet fascinating people we don’t ever hear about? Are we just going to let them slide into oblivion?
Well, not us! With this podcast series, we are here to decenter history by diving into the stories of the sometimes fascinating, obsessed, inspiring, or outright strange folks that have wandered the edges of this Earth. So, who this? Welcome to our podcast!
In the turbulent landscape of late 1980s Uganda, the enigmatic figure of Alice Lakwena emerged, weaving together spirituality and armed resistance in the formation of the Holy Spirit Movement (HSM).
Against a backdrop of political upheaval and entrenched patriarchal norms, Lakwena's story embodies the intricate intersection of religion, gender, and politics amidst conflict. Some find her story distasteful, while others find her story fascinating.
As we delve into her journey, we confront the complexities of rebellion, the challenges of challenging convention, and the enduring struggles against oppression that resonate throughout Uganda's history. Where do you stand in your perception of her?
Tune into this episode about Lakwena on Who This podcast.
Visuals made by Karina Grens
Music credits: Classic Accents & Levitation
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“All day long my heart trembles like a leaf. All alone at midnight, where did that beloved go?”, were the words of the famous Persian poet Rumi about a lesser-known, yet fascinating, man – Shams-i Tabrīzī. With his works, but especially due to his relationship with Rumi, Shams deeply influenced poetry and Sufism for many centuries to come.
This is the story of Shams-i Tabrīzī, brought to you by Rami. As we dive into this story, we’ll not only hear about the life of Shams but also why this tale inspired Rami.
*Flashback* It might have started like an ordinary day, but when Shams and Rumi met on 15 November 1244, they finally found the soulmate they had been searching for their whole lives. From that moment on, they became inseparable. But, as we know, where love blooms, jealousy can soon turn streets red… *cliffhanger*
Tune into this episode about Shams on Who This podcast.
Music credits: Classic Accents