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Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: The Wild (2)

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware”. I'm inclined to agree with Martin Buber on this. We set off from camp late afternoon on our journey back to civilization. Twenty five kilometers later, in a place with no mobile network, the car developed a severe mechanical problem. It had had enough. Two […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Big Brother Tree

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: The sun shone with fury on that hot May Day afternoon. And somewhere up in a mango tree, half a dozen little boys sat on a big branch waiting in anticipation under the cover of the still green leaves. This tree was a good companion indeed. It provided mangoes seasonally – mangoes that never saw maturity […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Happy Father’s Day

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: My Auntie's house-help had told me Angela was a real angel. She had described her as a beautiful girl with an angelic smile. Her eyes were like those of a calf: Ameisho genyeina, she said. Her legs were like banana stems: Amaguru gemitumba. Her bum was that of ekishaab (I haven't found the English name for […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Francis and Fiancee

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: I've always wondered: If a scorpion stung itself out of recklessness or out of juvenile curiosity, would it perhaps die from the poison?  Maybe a scorpion's sting can't curl that much. So a scorpion might be, just like humans can't lick their own elbows, unable to sting itself. But I've seen snakes coil to positions that […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Generals in Big Brother House

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: I was preparing to write about this whole general thing in my country – I mean the general situation we are having with this general letter. But then I happened to espy something on my facebook wall about our current representative in the Big Brother Africa house – Denzel, God bless him. Judging from the comments […]

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