Doreen's story is a tale of modern Uganda. After her adored husband is abducted by armed men, she is harassed by her brothers-in-law. Destitute, she trains as a teacher, and sets up a drama and music project. She uncovers the exploitation and corruption of two headmasters, and meets many complications, though never loses her energy and humour.
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