Month: January 2015

Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (33)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: It is pretty hard getting to know someone from scratch. Like, hello, are you weird? I'm weird too! I know, it's weird. But when your happy-ever-after urns to what just happened, you have no choice but to adapt. Each moment becomes a battle to survive and find your feet. You start making small talk to strangers […]

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Eve's Notes

Menstrual Misogyny

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: Misogyny is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. It can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women. It does not say who hates or dislikes women or girls. It just speaks of what it represents. Which means women too can fall in […]

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Series, The Apprentice

The Apprentice: I am not the Villain of the Story

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: We live in exciting times for the gender issues. Women's rights and advocacy is at its highest. Though still a long, long way from reaching everybody's desired state of true equality between the genders, we can certainly say a large portion of the world has climbed out of Neanderthal dehumanization of women. However, there's a growing […]

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Reflections

#JE SUIS … AFRIQUE (2)

By Maarifa Kidoge, Congo: The story of a Congolese boy In Africa, parents tend to name their kids according to the circumstances in which the kids were born. You shouldn't be surprised if you encounter someone whose name is Yesterday. If you ask why, don't be shocked to hear that the reason is because something happened the day before (s)he […]

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Nigerian Spice, Series

Nigerian Spice: Politics with no Principles

By Emmanuel Adebayo, Nigeria: It’s annoying when someone thinks to have an idea on how to end the suffering and killing of several people within the country s/he claims to love, but wouldn’t do anything about it unless elected as president. Does that sound off and selfish to no one but me? Someone comes in and makes boast of what […]

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Series, The Apprentice

The Apprentice: Objectifying Myself

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: Tall, dark and handsome. That used to be the description of every woman's desirable man. Today you need to add a fourth criteria. BUFF. Yes, in today's world, it's a hallmark of attractive manhood to be buff, muscular, six pack and not the beer kind. That beer belly just won't do. No sir-ree. Well, that's a […]

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Reflections

#JE SUIS … AFRIQUE (1)

By Maarifa Kidoge, Congo: Where is the voice for Africa? In 1945, no one could have ever imagined that people could kill over art. Okay, maybe someone could have but wait a minute! AK47s vs pencils? That's not fair play. But then, at least the world knows why those poor souls died. Most of us watched how the whole world […]

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