Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Uganda

The kids ambushed me from behind one of their small mud homes in a community north of Masaka. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!” they squealed. Six months after the release of the comic in New York, these kids had already heard about the Gang of Four terrapins in an age before internet and social media, before there was even electricity or schools anywhere near. I still scratch my head at how global the bush telegraph was… and is!

Teenage t-shirt calling for social justice in the early 1990s

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