Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor

By Aaron Aroriza: She wasn't strikingly beautiful; in fact she wasn't striking at all. But she was beautiful and there was something attractive about her. Before I could figure out what, she raised her head. She had been scribbling something in her sketch book. I tried to look away. Too late…she had already caught me. She smiled knowingly like she […]

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Reflections

My writing: A moment of clarity

By Iteti: It's been two days since I last wrote my thoughts down and I am starting to realize just how 'un-easy' it is to keep a blog going. I always thought my creative juices would flow unhindered and without limits but ALAS! I was mistaken. It is one thing to write because you love it and it's another to […]

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Reflections

The New and Old Boys of Africa.

By Mpuga Rukidi You should have heard a lot about him by now, or have you? Am talking about Michael Sata, the new Zambian president, effective September 23 2011. Of course the old boys in the rest of Africa – a good chunk of them making effective use of their anti-aging creams – must be disgusted by the news of […]

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Budapest Chronicles, Series

Budapest Chronicles: Homeless on the Metro, an Unusual Wedding and Free Hugs!

By Brian Friday Bwesigye Outside the student community here, it is not very easy to find someone speaking English. I have not met and talked to many Hungarians who know the language, most times we have to use sign language. But even those who know English seem to prefer to speak their own Hungarian language – a good thing for […]

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Series, The Maid's Son

The Maid’s Son: Hated at first sight

By JJ Mponye: If you can love someone at first sight, then you surely can also afford to hate another at first sight. After all, both situations require the same approach: a very shallow and hasty decision making process. A process that disregards the need to first get to know and experience someone before making an informed decision about them. […]

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Reflections

Love is an essential component of life

By Lebogang Sewale: Love is the single most powerful and necessary component in life. Love is the origin and foundation of all relationships. Every person needs and has the capacity to connect with other people, referred as bonding; bonding is the ultimate emotional connection. You cannot bond without love. Love establishes a reliable base on which bonding can be build. […]

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Let us throw money at it!

By Moleboheng Mahasa I have come to realise that there are a lot more things that money cannot solve/buy than I had originally assumed. Sure I knew that money cannot buy you love, happiness and all those kinds of things. Along with the latest fashions and accessories, I definitely thought money could buy systems that make a country run efficiently. […]

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Inspirational, Tale Africa

Affirm Me

By Adebayo Okeowo: We want to be applauded We crave to be recognized We desire to be appreciated If you do not have these feelings, then my first thought is to say that you are an alien. But, since aliens are yet to be on earth and have access to sites like the Reader's Cafe, my conclusion will be to […]

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Reflections

Let us throw money at it, why don’t we?

By Moleboheng Mahasa: I have come to realise that there are a lot more things that money cannot solve/buy than I had originally assumed. Sure I knew that money cannot buy you love, happiness and all those kinds of things. Along with the latest fashions and accessories, I definitely thought money could buy systems that make a country run efficiently. […]

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