Month: April 2014

Series, The Recruits

The Recruits: Insomnia

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Sleep eluded him. No matter how much he tried to focus on quieting his mind and all the anxious thoughts that ran rampant, he was just unable to fall asleep that night. As if sleep would cleanse him of the inexplicable shame he felt or rid him of the guilt that he ever presently felt. Taku […]

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Reflections

To Love and Be Loved

By Rachael Arinaitwe Mwine, Uganda: If I had to do it all over again, I would. Yes, it has only been six months and according to the marriage 'cycle' I am still in my honey moon period. That's not to say my husband and I haven't had any fights or disagreements, on the contrary we have, it's all part of […]

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Looking Back, Series

Looking Back: Setting Out

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: The moment of birth must be as painful for the baby as it is for the mother. Everybody talks about labor pains – and I suppose they are as severe as they are said to be – but the experience of being thrust out of the cozy womb, snugly inhabited for 9 months, through an excruciatingly […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (19)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I guess its official now; this is the worst holiday ever, the Easter I got my heart broken. It started like all cliché movies, with a girl's stupidity. See, I thought if I wanted something, it meant we wanted something. It must have been the lies that what I wanted mattered, that I was important, that […]

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