Month: June 2013

Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions of a Bachelor: Big Brother Tree

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: The sun shone with fury on that hot May Day afternoon. And somewhere up in a mango tree, half a dozen little boys sat on a big branch waiting in anticipation under the cover of the still green leaves. This tree was a good companion indeed. It provided mangoes seasonally – mangoes that never saw maturity […]

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Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: Taxi Instincts

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: When you've been using Ugandan taxis for a while, you develop a taxi instinct. A well honed taxi instinct that will warn you, when not in a taxi park, about not boarding a taxi you find parked by a stage: Unless you do not mind, in this new heat wave, baking a while as you wait […]

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Tale Africa, Writivism 2013

True to Nothing

By Mildred Apenyo, Uganda: Half of Atim's body is already out of the taxi when she snags her sandal on a piece of metal jutting out of its floor. She throws her hands out for balance, or luck, and yelps as her foot meets the dusty ground. It takes a while for her eyes to adjust to the white glare […]

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Why I have no Beef with Nigeria

By Mpuga Rukidi, Uganda: Sometime back, I upset, really upset with Africa's most populous country. I went on and on about how they should leave Ugandans, alone. I gave them credit were it is due, about how their music is so ubiquitous you would be mad not to know P Square, Two Face Idibia, Debanj and likes. But it appears […]

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By Shalom Mukamuri, Zimbabwe: Every relationship has issues: – they all have problems of their own nature. After the honeymoon phase we begin to realise that we are different, and you discover that your significant other has issues. Major issues: insecurity, anger management, impatience, past baggage etc these issues mess things up. So do we pack our hearts and leave? […]

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