Month: January 2013

AfriWork, English Tutor

Punctuation Marks: How and when to use them

By English Tutor: Definition: Punctuation marks are any of the marks that are used to punctuate writing.  They are fairly easy to identify in a sentence and in a paragraph of writing. These include: comma, colon, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark, inverted comma and dashes. Punctuation marks come from punctuate which is to interrupt at intervals. Some punctuation marks […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Just but a jot…

By Jackline Muthoni Mwangi, Kenya: Everyday I wake up And Take my pen and paper Ready to write But when I put my pen on my paper I stop I stop to think Yes think But think about what ? I ask Think of a poem A poem ! Yes a poem Wait ! Not a poem Mmmmmhhhh ! What […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Is it really?

By Jackline Muthoni Mwangi, Kenya: Is it really being weak To want some attention Is it really being weak To yearn some appreciation Is it really being weak To long for a hug Is it really being weak To just want to cry Is it really being weak To share my love Is it really being weak To get angry […]

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Reflections

We are not the same

By Andrew Pacutho, Uganda: Forgive me, but I do not understand. All this talk about good for nothing men who abandon and cheat on their wives really baffles me. The stories of men who mistreated and disrespected women really bother me. You see, these stories are shared like we all come from the same elk. That we sprung from the […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: Facebook

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: So I went to facebook and dug up some thoughts I had previously, in moments of inspiration, penned down and shared on my wall. I now take the pleasure of sharing here what I dusted from the shelves of my facebook wall. Okay, you got me…I'm having writer's block and haven't written any 'illusions' this week. […]

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Reflections

Welcome to the Almost Country!

By Mpuga Rukidi, Uganda: People have always blasted the state. I think some of that blasting is really, really, unnecessary. The state goes to great lengths to do so many things. It's just that sometimes not everything turns out the way the good state wishes. But isn't that just the nature of life? We are an 'almost country', not that […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Long awaited beginnings

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: The events that took place on a Saturday, The 30th March 1991 were by far spectacular Walks of life began Crawls of life rather Gradually evolving into matured steps The African landscapes and terrains braced And graced themselves for my footsteps Paths opened Magnetic fields aligned Mother Nature's intentions for navigation devised a natural […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: Fat!

By Aaron Aroriza: We've succeeded in demonizing the word 'fat'. And that's after we demonized being fat and successfully sent the adjective into the 'offensive words' category.  That's why I couldn't understand when, recently, my friend and his sister laughed at me for not having a fat-belly.  Or is it a potbelly? I've been struggling to make a 'six pack' […]

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