Category: Reflections

Reflections

A walk backstage

By Njoki Ngumi: I took a walk backstage today and gave silent props to all the people who hold life together and never get noticed. I study and (pretend to) work in a hospital, whether that’s a good or a bad thing, and in passing it's kind of sucky that humanity needs hospitals at all – and here it's so […]

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Education could have lied about Africa

By Mpuga Rukidi Ozymandias. Yes, that poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. My first encounter with it was in Junior High School, as part of my English language lessons. My teacher, a tall, skinny soul, with sight so unadmirable, was labouring to tell us that it was an outstanding piece of literature. The poem had a wine-like influence on me: the […]

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Misinforming media

By Nick Twinamatsiko: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” I didn't – perhaps couldn't – write that; Mark Twain did. My part has been the simpler one of finding, through experience, that it's true. I don't know about you, but I find that when I have first-hand knowledge of an event […]

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Made in China

By Mpuga Rukidi The great Frenchman, sorry, the great Italian-turned Frenchman -Napoleon Bonaparte- was a war general. That is not news. What is news is that he could have, had he wished, earned a living as a Philosopher. He said, for instance, about two hundred years ago, that China was a sleeping giant who would shake the world when he […]

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Loving without guilt – pure love.

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: There is a path you loathe without necessarily personally treading it. You may have trodden the path through others, after all, don't we Africans say, we are because others are? So, when another treads the path, it is not only them that experience it, we also experience it through them. That is the African philosophy. This […]

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Let’s talk about Porn

By Tafadzwa Razemba: Ephesians 5:11 Have nothing to do with fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Bodies writhing, ok maybe not writhing, more of spasmodic movements. Body parts at maximum exposure, no emotions shown or even feigned by the people partaking, as if they were doing something as meaningless and valueless as popping corn. Actually, popping corn would […]

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You cling to the past at your peril

By Nick Twinamatsiko: About a year ago, a certain boy with an unusual ability to mentally execute mathematical processes was featured in a vernacular television programme, Vumbula. Callers would give him any two figures, say 10917 and 13257, and within seconds, he would mention the product. Sophisticated people must have called him a savant, while simple villagers may have viewed […]

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Time to take rape seriously!

By James Lutaaya Esq. : On 3rd March when it was revealed that one Tracy Ninsiima had accused Professor Baryamureeba of raping her at her home culminating in her pregnancy, the ground was set to finally discuss rape and its retrogression in the struggle for women emancipation at a national level. Never has an act by man degraded, humiliated and […]

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