Month: March 2013

Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: Rich Ugandans in Taxis

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: The richest Ugandans use taxis. I know. I sit next to them everyday. At least I hope they are rich. Otherwise why would a man, knowing full well he is in a taxi with 15 pairs of alert ears, bellow down a phone, “Yes, yes, it's urgent! Just send me that ka-one million by mobile money. […]

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Reflections

Time to rethink Catholic Priests’ Celibacy

By James Lutaaya Esq., Uganda: Barely had the white smoke emerged on March 13 2013, than the debates of the changes needed in the Catholic Church gathered pace. By the time the world knew “Habemus Papum”, we had a new pope; Paul Francis. The most prominent of these debates focused on priesthood celibacy. Recent scandals world over have brought this […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Defeat in my Victory

By Talent Mqongo, South Africa: The feeling so intense and heavy lays a foundation beneath my heart Nerves in the head protrude violently making the face unpleasant to stare The fall of tears and rear view gestures has long settled for retirement Lost in tracks of time so far I cannot differentiate night from day Anger and pain for breakfast, […]

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High School Chapter, Tale Africa

The Third Man

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: This bed that witnesses my short lived joys of life – come sunrise Is the same bed that sees my pains and shames of life – come sunset For joy cometh in the morning But as the sun touches down for rest, discontent overshadows me Life's heavy burdens, I cannot carry anymore Heavy laden, […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: Under our clean carpet

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: The first time I heard of how a pope is selected, I was totally amazed. That cardinals would lock themselves in some room at the Vatican until God chose one of them and caused white smoke to come out of a chimney connected to the cardinal-crowded room was nothing short of a miracle: clear manifestation of […]

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Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: Women and their Terrible Hair

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: I dread travelling with women who wear hair pieces. Hair that is not their own hair! Wigs! Weaves! Beyonce and Rihanna styles! I haven't heard of the Maria Kiwanuka style. But it should be there, if Straka Mwezi can command her own style too. I dread them all, nonetheless. If I could, I would not consent […]

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Reflections

Sons of Excellencies

By Mpuga Rukidi, Uganda: I would be wrong to say am interested in politics, because am not. Instead, am interested in the nitty gritties that politics does present sometimes. Like a lady who watches football because she enjoys looking at David Beckham, even though – and I hope this doesn't break hearts (it's that brittle, you know) – her heartthrob […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Eyes Wide Shut

By Talent Mqongo, South Africa: Eyes wide shut Slim fat pocket Prison made home Boy girl dancing Dead man walking Kittens milk dogs Scientist's gone crazy Food all powder Moon turns red Same sex marriage Humanity in a cage Incest on the rise Morals buried alive Destiny in flames Racism televised End of all tribes Human sight intact Still eyes […]

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P.s I love You, Series

P.s I love you: Day Dream

By Andrew Pacutho, Uganda: It's peaceful and quiet. That is something rare with all this hustle and bustle of work and wedding organising. You know I always looked out for a woman to love me but that goal eluded me a lot and all that I was left with at the end of each episode was the shards of my […]

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