Month: April 2014

Looking Back, Series

Looking Back: The Mzungu Myth

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: Every afternoon, throughout my first two primary school years, as a final act before breaking up for lunch, we sang a vernacular song whose lyrics were: Nkabugana orwoma nitwetambuza Omujungu yarutera embundu Ruti ndekura Osiibegye masita, twagarukayo Eshaha zietu zahika ezokutaha Kare bayi bayi, kare bayi bayi.   Loosely translated, they say: I met a walking […]

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Reflections

Four Months and counting…

By Moleboheng Mahasa, South Africa: I have come to realise that a significant number of people in our society do not understand the difference between a wedding, and a marriage. Some people are way more passionate about weddings than they are about marriage. And some people are downright confused about what the differences between the two are. I would put […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (17)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Every relationship has its fair share of drama, fights and mistakes. Think Mars and Venus. There is no way two people who are different in every possible way including physically and chemically will think the same way. Which is why you have to go through getting to know each other. Find out what he likes and […]

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