Month: October 2013

Short Stories, Tale Africa

How to kill a Holy Man (continued)

By Sir Amos Mwine, Uganda: Lucas couldn't restrain his happiness. Quite promptly, he had shot up from his chair so much so that he had toppled it behind. With a sinister smile now, his face beamed with expectation. Finally, he thought, the truth will be revealed. Everyone had thought the lanky man was surely heading to the pulpit but instead, […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

The Beat in Beauty

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: Music… The only way to describe her For she moves Left and right, pedalling her feet Short, cut hair Body shaped like a pear Majestic hand manoeuvres Moving synchronous to the beat As she oozes down the street   Slight jingles Articulated by her bangles Dimples Slight pimples With a golden tan seasoned By […]

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Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: Suffocating in a Taxi with cheap perfume

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: We stumbled out of the taxi like gas chamber escapees: faces screwed up, on tottery legs. Blinking into the bright sunlight like stunned night clubbers. No one able to immediately walk away from the taxi with goose stepping purpose. Secretly surveying each other before we dispersed. One last time. Our nostrils clearing up. Everybody was taking […]

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Reflections

Group Marriages, an alternative to Polygamy

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: In this day and age where polygamy is like the perpetual kid in the marital bed, relationships are evolving and people are beginning to question the safety provided by marriage and monogamy. A common question would be; if you know you aren't the only woman in his life, why carry on the farce that you are? […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

How to kill a Holy Man

By Sir Amos Mwine, Uganda: By now, the death of the great man had spread far and wide, and the sorrow that came with it filled the hearts of friends and family just as those very people were now slowly and gradually filling the massive auditorium of the New Canaan Cornerstone church.  This morning service housed the rich and elite, […]

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Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: Kampala with no Traffic

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: We were travelling into the city, in the morning silence. Contemplatively quiet, were those who were awake, and the sleepers looking for our shoulders like we were their sweethearts. Just another day going into the city to look for paper with Tumusiime Mutebile's signature. Except it wasn't. The city was rushing up to us faster than […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee 2

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: He said he was going to spend the holidays with his family. I blew a gasket. Wasn't I his family?  What was I, some convenient bimbo? See, there were two kinds of fights we had; those that were his fault and those he wouldn't admit were his fault. This was one of the latter. What does […]

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Reflections

The Young and Successful

By Timothy Bamwita, Uganda: It is arguably said: hydrogen and stupidity are the most common and freely available elements roving over mother earth, regardless of your location: whether in the more liberal Americas or strict Islamic Asia, you will surely collide with both. In my opinion, of course the latter stands far unrivaled and more available an element than the […]

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