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Lumbe’s Spear (1)

  By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda “Oh how I hate that fool.” Lumbe was seated outside of his great hut. The structure overlooked the imperial city of Ganda. In the sinking blood gold rays of the western sun, Ganda shone brightly. Lumbe had always wondered how the old masters had woven Zaabu with stone to make the walls of the city. […]

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Kitara’s Shield (Finale)

  By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda “You think our secrets will remain secrets forever my king?” Lumbe snarled after a few moments of tense silence. “As long as I am king and as long as the line of Katonda seats the throne – yes.” “You are a fool,” Lumbe said. His voice was strangled with rage. Kunda did not take it […]

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Kitara’s Shield (2)

By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda No one knew of Kitara’s true wealth and power. Not even the Xoza and Zunda knew. There were secrets that Kunda had always kept from the rest of Africa. He knew if he opened the borders freely like the white man and their free trade, Kitara would be overwhelmed by the greedy and hungry people. He […]

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Kitara’s Shield (1)

By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda Kunda could not help smiling as he watched from the shadows. He was not getting any younger, but he knew that his land would be in the safest hands when the time came. As king of Kitara, he had served long and hard. Kunda had fulfilled the dreams of his great father Mwenda. He had taken […]

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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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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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