Insights Drawn from Newspaper Ads

The text reads “phones of love” [essimu ya malaavu] and the ad appeared in the Daily Monitor, one of the main Ugandan newspapers, in the lead up to Valentine’s Day.  It reflects the phenomenon of mobile phone gifting from men to women that I heard a great deal about while doing fieldwork there.  This image is part of my growing collection of media clippings, advertisements, articles, as well as songs, music videos etc. from the countries where I do research (Ghana and Uganda) although I’d like to expand it to include clippings from other African countries.

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