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The Apprentice: Dear Papa

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: Dear Papa, It's been 10 years since that fateful day of March 2nd 2005 that you left us so soon. You still had a lot of years ahead of you. A lot has happened in the last decade. Ok, we still have the same president but other things have changed; you wouldn’t believe the kind of […]

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The Apprentice: 50 Shades of Grey

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: This weekend was Valentine's. A lot of women’s plans were rudely trampled on by the (UCC) Uganda Communications Commission’s ban on the highly anticipated release of 50 Shades of Grey movie. The UCC has determined that this movie is pornography and goes against our morals therefore should not be shown in public arenas. What I find […]

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The Apprentice: Women Objectifying Women

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: So there's a huge movement against the objectification of women. Campaigns run by huge corporations like Dove going against the airbrushing of models, encouraging “big” women in wonderful and strange ad campaigns.  Phrases like “Zero is not a size” emblazoned on t-shirts, etcetera, etcetera. We can all safely agree that objectification of women is wrong, wrong, […]

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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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The Apprentice: Losing My Voice

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: Almost two years ago, I lost my voice and I’ve been silent ever since. I’m not talking about my amazing tenor with which I serenade my wife. No. I’m talking about my “Voice” as a writer. The Voice is a writer's unique way of seeing the world and how they express that through the written word. […]

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The Apprentice: 50 Years of Bananas

By Kizzy Katawonga: So on the 9th of October this year, my beloved motherland celebrated 50 years of freedom from British Colonial rule. Yay! Happy 50th Anniversary Uganda. The whole country has been abuzz for weeks running up to the big day. From frantic last minute construction and decorations to more annoying demonstrations by the ever useless opposition ironically dubbed […]

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