Month: November 2012

Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: Happily Married

By Aaron Aroriza: “By all means, get married: if you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher,” said Socrates the great 5th century BC philosopher. We don't have to be rocket scientists to figure out what kind of marriage he had. Someone should have told him that if he wanted to be happy he […]

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Sequins and Sapphires, Series

Sequins and Sapphires: Boss!

By Kathryn Kazibwe: One of my teachers in primary school used to say, if you don't know what you're talking about, then why are you still talking? You'd much rather ask and find out, than speak and make a fool of yourself. Fortunately or unfortunately, some people do not follow this principle. The weekend after Princess Ruth Komuntale of Toro's […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Is it worth it?

By Sarah Nsiime: It is a Thursday afternoon. I am walking up the road from home. I meet a group of young men standing by the side of the road. Two of them are engaged in a heated argument. One guy claims that the other guy owes him money, while the other guy vehemently denies the allegation. I walk past […]

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Nigerian Spice, Series

Nigerian Spice: “Sentiments”

By Emmanuel Adebayo: “This is favouritism and nepotism,” my cousin yelled as we stepped into the compound. We had just returned from a song rehearsal and some people had received special treatment. My cousin, who is five years older than I am, was obviously angry and he made it clear that at the next meeting he was going to let […]

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Inspirational, Tale Africa

Stuck in the wrong career

By Rogers Balamaga: It is generally believed that the magic for success lies in doing what you love. While the contention against this theory has mostly been 'what if the relished dream can't pay the bills?' I've personally been asking myself a different question lately; what if one fails to identify that one thing they want to do for the […]

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