Tag: By Aaron Aroriza

RCA In-House, Series

The Fruits of Democracy

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: “Who did you vote?” is the youthful boda boda man's instant question after screeching to a halt. A suspicious smirk forms on his beardless sweaty face revealing a broken incisor as his swollen lips part. I hesitate to answer. The helmet that should be on his head is instead carelessly placed where I'm supposed to sit. […]

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Breaking The Rhythm

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: The tipsy slender white girl with blue misty eyes stepped on my toes for the eleventh time. I had stepped on hers twice since we started dancing – if what we were doing could be called dancing. It seemed more like jumping around and throwing arms all over with no regard to rhythm. But it was […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: The Wasted Bachelor

By Aaron Aroriza: And this laptop! While I was out chilling with Milly, it was here drinking itself silly?  Yeah, Miriam is her name – pastor's fiancée. I couldn't stand calling her that, so I shortened it to Milly. My sixty seven year old auntie is also called Miriam, and I didn't want my sweet little friend to always remind […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Look who’s talking!

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: “These young people are over ambitious. They want to have everything in their 20's. Their midlife crisis is happening before they are even 30.” Look who is talking! Talking about today's young people who want to buy and drive the best cars, build and live in their dream houses, be their own bosses, be C.E.O's of […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: If you want financial stability…

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: Maxi and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. I attended his wedding reception recently. His smile might have fooled everyone into thinking he was happy but I know Maxi, and I know that smile he wore all through his wedding reception wasn't one of happiness. It was one of politeness. Maybe […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Who stole my painting?

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: An avalanche of thoughts hits your mind – profound thoughts, in your opinion. I should share these with our readers: you think. More thoughts keep coming – interesting thoughts. You weave a beautiful story around them – a story never heard before; a story never told before. You have every scene in your mind; you've painted […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Who am I to judge?

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: It's been quite a week. First I got news on my facebook wall that pedophiles were beginning to demand for their rights. Yes pedophiles – people who find children and babies, sexually irresistible. They want the act of taking children and babies to bed legalized. Is it even illegal now? A story of some old woman […]

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