Reflections

Someone lied to you, mwananchi! (Part 1)

By Njoki Ngumi: (NB. For the purposes of this note, MP’s are unanimously granted the male gender even in these politically correct times to make things easier for the writer – and to cut word count, because you can imagine what I would go through having to put “he or she” or even that hideous backslash everywhere. It deserves mention that Rudyard Kipling once […]

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Reflections

One-on-one

By Andrew Pacutho: This is not an objective piece and does not attempt to fraternize, sympathize or empathize with chics in anyway. As usual it is expected that chics will misunderstand, misquote and generally ignore the little truth there in but it's cool. Some, not all views expressed here are those of the author. The facts, if any contained in […]

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Series, The Maid's Son

The Maid’s Son: The Moscow way and mastering heights

By JJ Mponye: When Tricia declared “Well then, you'll just have to survive the Moscow way,” she must have meant that I needed to realize I had no more privileges and therefore needed to take personal responsibility. But to me the word Moscow also stirred up other memories. Moscow, in fact Russia, is like a scar that always reminds me […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Alas, no cameras were by!

By Nick Twinamatsiko: Manchester United winger Luis Nani has scored some of the most spectacular goals in contemporary football. But the celebratory back flips he typically performs after scoring are even more aesthetically satisfying than his awesome goals.  Manager Ferguson isn't very enthusiastic about the flips; mindful of the case of Lomano Lua Lua who famously injured himself after performing […]

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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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Reflections

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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Series, The Maid's Son

The Maid’s Son: Unhatched eggs and Tricia’s punishment

By JJ Mponye: Going over last night's events reminds me of one popular English saying, “Never count your chickens before they hatch”. We had not been intimate for quite a while. A month perhaps. And frankly I was as hungry for it as a starved pregnant lioness would be for game. My appetite was roused by some cute little models […]

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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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