Month: April 2013

Life Without Parole, Series

Life Without Parole #8

By Iteti, Uganda: Continued… I was pregnant. Thinking about Babies It came as no surprise, to be honest, because between us sleeping together, smoking, drinking and my carelessness with birth control, it was only a matter of time before I got pregnant. By the time I received this news, I was lethargic, frustrated and to top it all off, my […]

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Eve's Notes

From the outside

By Aloikin Ikon, Uganda: When you've grown up around abusive male relatives, you recall the beginning of their relationships: How they dated the woman in their lives, and how smitten these girls were by them. Then as the relationships progressed, you recall the phone calls of crying girls, the phone calls being avoided, the doors that were shut in those […]

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Reflections

Civility

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: “Civility costs nothing and buys everything” a British writer once wrote to some long dead countess and oh, how I wish I could have come up with that. For one reason or the other, people in this age all seem too busy to be polite. It seems good enough for us to make all manner of […]

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Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: Traffic Jams

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: I love traffic jams. I love every one of the traffic jams on Kampala's many roads. I used to hate them. But now I love them. They are useful to me. They are no longer a waste of time when I'm on them. I'll probably never go for another Uganda Cranes match at Namboole stadium after […]

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