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You cling to the past at your peril

By Nick Twinamatsiko: About a year ago, a certain boy with an unusual ability to mentally execute mathematical processes was featured in a vernacular television programme, Vumbula. Callers would give him any two figures, say 10917 and 13257, and within seconds, he would mention the product. Sophisticated people must have called him a savant, while simple villagers may have viewed […]

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In the end, Jacob must have fallen in love with Leah!

By Nick Twinamatsiko: The story of Jacob and his two wives is one of the most famous in the Bible. 'Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored. And Jacob loved Rachel; and said (to Laban), I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.' Laban consented, but when the seven years elapsed, he deceived […]

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Sacrificing my indigenous language to become a Writer

By Nick Twinamatsiko: My favorite memory from my Primary One is of the time I took the reading examination. The examiners were seated under some tree in the school compound. When my turn to take the exam came, I went before them, took up the text (which was in my vernacular, Runyankole-Rukiga), and read so fluently that I left them […]

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