Month: May 2012

Budapest Chronicles, Series

Budapest Chronicles: Language Disabilities!!

By Brian Friday Bwesigye Ever since I started my three or so hours a day internship at the Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) Budapest, life has become one long 'routinised' process. When the hours spent at MDAC are added to those spent in class, and those spent doing assignments that have razor-sharp deadlines, the days of the week become a […]

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Eve's Notes

The Day You Left

By Iteti: The Lady The day she let herself go; it was the day a man she trusted tore her favourite dress, the yellow one with red and pink roses running down the front. He ripped it open, buttons scattering all over the floor, pieces of fabric hanging from her pale and delicate body; whispered threats of a violent death […]

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Reflections

The Power of Words

By Nick Twinamatsiko When I was a child, maybe five or six, some phrases plunged me into utter perplexity whenever I heard them. For instance, adults used the expression, 'okuteera amabare', which directly translates to 'the knocking of stones' to describe the making of music. When their discourse turned to the war that was then raging in the country, they […]

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Reflections

African men and Love

By Ben Mwine I recently had a strong argument with a friend of mine who said that African men, and in particular Bakiga/Banyankole men are very unromantic and don't know much about love.  The main basis for Jane's argument was that they never tell their kids/spouses that they love them. If you have watched any of the numerous American family […]

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