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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