Category: Sequins and Sapphires

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Sequins and Sapphires: Through His Eyes (1)

By Kathryn Kazibwe: “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief to bear…” The congregation sings along as the church choir belts out the familiar hymn on Sunday morning. Most have their eyes shut tight, many wave their arms in the air, holy hands they call them. Some are so overcome with emotion that tears are […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: Girl in the photograph

By Kathryn Kazibwe: It is a bright day. The water is dotted with boats, and swimmers in various states of undress. People of all ages and sizes are strewn on the beach, laughing, playing, cuddling, languishing, some even seemingly asleep. There's color splashed all around; swimsuits, picnic blankets, towels, stray polythene bags, the air itself seems to take on a […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: Boda Boda Frenemies

By Kathryn Kazibwe: The usual cat calls assail me as I approach the local bodaboda stage. These men are relentless! For more than two months now I've been using this route on my way to work, and ever since that first day they've been calling out to me, with statements varying from hilarious to downright disgusting. Recently they overheard me […]

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Sequins and Sapphires, Series

Sequins and Sapphires

Kathryn Kazibwe: I love music. I love the way notes and melodies unite and blend to create something whose beauty is almost tangible. I love how the lyrics meld themselves to that beauty and give birth to an orgasmic explosion of meaning. I love music, but unfortunately, I cannot carry a tune to save my life! It is a disability […]

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