Month: May 2013

Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: Generals in Big Brother House

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: I was preparing to write about this whole general thing in my country – I mean the general situation we are having with this general letter. But then I happened to espy something on my facebook wall about our current representative in the Big Brother Africa house – Denzel, God bless him. Judging from the comments […]

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Tale Africa, Writivism 2013

Choices in Danger

By Emmanuel Ssebaggala, Uganda: From as early as I can remember, I knew I didn't fit the pigeonholes. Dad would take me to play football and I hardly could ever wait for it to end. I loved sitting with the girls to talk about fashion and make-up, while the boys played whatever games they preferred. It felt natural for me […]

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Butterflies Come At Dawn

By Solomon Manzi, Uganda: The rain fell rhythmically, beating out a musical clatter upon the tin roof. As if in unspoken concordance, the woman's belly rose and fell in slight motions. Slight, yet the child's eyes followed the ebbs intently, like a feline in the dark. Then suddenly, as if in a deliberate attempt to break the rhythm, the woman […]

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A Chance Encounter With Jack Bormont

By Robert Ssempande, Uganda: I arrived early at the Entebbe International Airport yesterday, ready to catch my flight to a new land: America. “I am heading home!” I kept telling myself. I had decided to leave for good. The morning was sunny, but under that thick roof of the passenger terminal, I barely noticed the heat. I sat there on […]

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Reflections

On life and relations

By Edger Kasunsu, Uganda: It's a lesson that has probably taken me too long to learn. I have come to the realisation that ‘it is not good to be too good to people’, it's a disease. That's a lesson I learnt from a person I least expected to learn it from. I had never given it much thought before, but […]

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Sequins and Sapphires, Series

Sequins and Sapphires: That’s not all, folks!

By Kathryn Kazibwe, Uganda: You know that moment when you look back and try to find something of meaning that you have done since you last got a flood of birthday wall-posts? The one that comes after the “IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, YAY ME!” moment? It's happening to me. And it's cranked up like twenty decibels (or are they knots?) higher […]

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Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: The Smelliest Passenger

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: His smell announced his presence before he got onto our taxi. It was the smell of shoes that had tramped miles in the sun and the rain and the mud. Shoes that had been in such long tramps, the feet sweated through the socks. It was an unforgettable smell every boarding school student knows as “carbon […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Treasure Box Under Attack!

By Inet Morudu, South Africa: If only shouting “help!” would truly help. My treasure box filled with living jewels is under attack. Last time a dazzling diamond out of five was stolen right before my tear filled eyes. This thief is so cruel. Attacker of my treasure box, have you no shame? To take my only joking ruby in broad […]

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