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City of Love (10)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda The next time SK took me out, he suggested a new restaurant that I had never been to. On reaching there, we sat and chatted while we waited for a waiter to come take our order. While we were chatting and holding hands, he leaned in and whispered, Do you know why I wanted us […]

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City of Love (9)

      By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda The dinner seemed like a first date in so many ways. I don’t know if it was the intimacy of the rooftop restaurant, the expectations or airing our feelings that had freed us to express ourselves. He sat next to me and kept caressing me as he watched me. I was nervous and […]

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City of Love (8)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda The days we were apart flew by and we spoke like there was nothing between us. The daily calls and messages assured me that I was still on SK’s mind even though I was miles away. He was constant and I loved it. I became accustomed to having his voice in my ear and in […]

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City of Love (7)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda SK and I grew even closer in spite of my misgivings until it felt like we were two parts of one whole. He was the first and last voice I heard every day and the best part too. He inspired me like no other, every moment a revelation of how limitless my creativity was. The […]

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Reflections

Letter to my Love

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda My love, Through thick and thin we held on to this relationship because we had love. You were it for me and I was the same for you. We fought and cried and made up and laughed. I hope you know my last thoughts of you weren’t good. They were bitter. Because you know me. […]

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City of Love (6)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda I wanted to go home with him but the thought of our blossoming relationship failing scared me. I decided to decline SK’s invitation. He drove me home while holding my hand the whole way and after walking me to my door, he hold me close and hugged me tight. While drawing apart, he held my […]

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City of Love (5)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda   As part of my new life, I decided to take up outdoor hobbies so I could feel better about myself as well as meet new people. I took up jogging twice a week, gym twice a week and swimming twice a week. It’s on one of these excursions that I met SK. He was […]

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City of Love (4)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda   The days of storing up as many memories as possible came to an end. I packed up and left. He called me every day telling me how he missed me. The texts became whimsical. I miss you. Wish you were here so we could do this… I finally finished that movie… you wouldn’t believe […]

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City of Love (3)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda I had always wanted to start interior designing and was just waiting for an opportunity. I had made a number of applications but hadn’t heard back yet. I was excited for my new relationship until the response I was dying for came in. I going to be an interior decorator! I met with the company […]

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City of Love (2)

    By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda The time for the date approached and I made my way to the restaurant. We had agreed to meet in public because I did not want to end up meeting a serial killer or something just because we had a connection. He hugged me and kept telling me over and over how amazing I […]

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