Category: Writivism 2013

Tale Africa, Writivism 2013

Emotional Rollercoaster

By Paul Kisakye, Uganda: A loud knock on the door startled me. With frenzied keystrokes, I typed out a reply to my boyfriend, Joel. “Get back to you. Someone's at the door.” I logged out of Facebook. While getting my legs into a pair of shorts, I heard the knock again, this time louder. Did someone want to break down […]

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Choices in Danger

By Emmanuel Ssebaggala, Uganda: From as early as I can remember, I knew I didn't fit the pigeonholes. Dad would take me to play football and I hardly could ever wait for it to end. I loved sitting with the girls to talk about fashion and make-up, while the boys played whatever games they preferred. It felt natural for me […]

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Butterflies Come At Dawn

By Solomon Manzi, Uganda: The rain fell rhythmically, beating out a musical clatter upon the tin roof. As if in unspoken concordance, the woman's belly rose and fell in slight motions. Slight, yet the child's eyes followed the ebbs intently, like a feline in the dark. Then suddenly, as if in a deliberate attempt to break the rhythm, the woman […]

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A Chance Encounter With Jack Bormont

By Robert Ssempande, Uganda: I arrived early at the Entebbe International Airport yesterday, ready to catch my flight to a new land: America. “I am heading home!” I kept telling myself. I had decided to leave for good. The morning was sunny, but under that thick roof of the passenger terminal, I barely noticed the heat. I sat there on […]

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