Category: Reflections

Reflections

Choosing between Art and Adventure

By Nick Twinamatsiko: It had become the norm for my P7 friends and I to converge at Mbarara Secondary School during our free periods. It wasn't our dream school. Our dream school was Ntare; such was our obsession with The School that we had decided that N.B didn't stand for Nota Bene, but for Ntare Boys. However, Mbarara Secondary School […]

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Consequences of moving the boundaries

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: For the ambitious, boundaries are never static. And haven't we learnt from Bill Bradley, the American retired NBA player and senator that Ambition is the path to success and persistence the vehicle one arrives in? The Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, has also said that Ambition is like love. So, what about boundaries, […]

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The Second Coming

By Nick Twinamatsiko: Dude must have been very daring, or I must have looked very gullible. As I walked past the Osagyefo statue that stood in front of my hall of residence, he accosted me and introduced himself as the Original Osagyefo – Jesus Christ of Nazareth! I know this has the ring of fiction – I have in fact […]

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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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