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The Maiden of Spear and Shield (2)

 By Samuel S. Bunnya, Uganda Nambi was glad that her disguise was working. Unlike the other states on the continent, Kitara was more than open to women serving in all spheres of life. Women were traders. They fought alongside the men in the armies. They were also among the scientists and miners of the precious Zaabu. In all aspects of […]

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Lumbe’s Spear (Finale)

  By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda The journey to Bujagali had taken half the day. Lumbe had insisted on using a full escort of his guards. Some of them rode on the armoured elephants. A few rode on the camels. Others jogged round his ox driven cart. Mbabazi lay on her stomach reading some of the documents that she had received […]

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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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