Month: January 2012

Beauty in the Mending, Series

Beauty in the Mending: Zaria Leaves

By Iteti: “Honeybee, wake-up!” It sounded like a distant cry. Desperate and filled with longing. I should wake up, she thought. Sleep seemed to be her favourite companion these days. Today she would be sent away. She would have to leave Koakor for the missionary camp. A six-hour journey she was not willing to make, but had to because of […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Times have changed

By Aaron Aroriza: Times have changed. My aunt just doesn't get it. And neither do most people in her generation. So she had a Christmas present for me – a suitor, that's what she called her. Someone who, in my aunt's opinion and judging from the word itself, perfectly suits me. Rose is a beautiful girl alright, and that's about […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: The Dotcom Boy

By Aaron Aroriza: Last weekend I attended a friend's kwanjula (traditional marriage give away ceremony). In Baganda culture, the groom gives chicken to the bride's brother as a thank you note. The groom was a Muganda who has grown up in the UK. When he spoke Luganda, you could almost think he was speaking English. When he spoke English, well, […]

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Inspirational, Tale Africa

Growing up

By Angela Basanya: I now understand why the pastors insisted on character. I only agreed then because I didn't have much of a choice but now I agree because I have tested and seen. The rest of this narrative will reveal the things I now believe because I have had the misfortune/fortune of experience and not because the pastor said. […]

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Reflections

Africa's Sad Happiness and the West's Happy Sadness.

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: According to a 7 December 2011 Forbes Magazine article (available here http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2011/12/07/the-worlds-happiest-and-saddest-countries/), the world's happiest countries are Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, United States, Ireland, Iceland, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Singapore, Belgium, France, Hong Kong and Taiwan in that order. Preliminarily, except Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, we are safe concluding […]

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Reflections

Resolve to keep your resolutions in 2012

By James Lutaaya Esq. : Another year is upon us, and most of us have given ourselves delusions of character grandeur. Yes, I am talking about the New Year must haves: resolutions. However, by April most of us will have conveniently forgotten about them or we will remember words immortalized by Britney Spears, 'oops I did (did not do) it […]

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