Month: March 2015

Confessions of a Social Pariah, Reflections

Confessions of a Social Pariah: The Stop and Chat

By Spliph, South Africa: There is nothing as daunting as meeting someone you vaguely know and in the process being forced to start a conversation. These awkward encounters follow a universally agreed on process and go something like this: A: Hi B: Hey how are you? A: I'm very well and how are you? B: I'm good thanks….. wow it's […]

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Series, The Doctor's View

The Doctor’s View: How The Nightmares Begin

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: There are people milling about on the earth every second of every day, going about their normal business with their neighbors none the wiser on what manner of skeletons lay in their closets. We've all experienced some shocking moment, some manner of horror; the stuff nightmares are made of. We know what they are and we […]

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Series, The Apprentice

The Apprentice: Benevolent Sexist

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: The other day a friend shared with me an intriguing article that appeared on The Telegraph website. The article claims the chivalry by men is actually a benevolent form of sexism because the men believe women are weaker and need saving or help. “Psychologists found that a friendly or chivalrous attitude can mask chauvinistic and patronising views because the men […]

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We Need New Ideas

By Mpuga Rukidi, Uganda: I read recently the press reports about what Kenya Airways did to our President and by extension, to our country. Saddening, I must say, and that is to put it as painlessly as I possibly can. My President wanted to attend the EAC Heads of State Summit. He was at his country home in the South […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (40)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: When someone says forever we only think of the sweet cheesy things; falling in love and staying together every day for the rest of your lives. Meeting your soul mate or your one true love; and getting married because you don't see an end at that point when you are willing to pledge your body, heart […]

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AfriWork, English Tutor

English Tutor: Bombastic Words and Phrases

By Khuthadzo Malinda, South Africa: If your English teachers were anything like mine, then they would have taught you to use simple words. During comprehension writing, my English teacher would absolutely discourage us (me) using words too big for the normal everyday Joe (teacher) to understand. Well, I am not in high school anymore and these words are just plain […]

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Eve's Notes

Volatile Sisterhood

By Cynthia Ayeza, South Africa: Girls can be volatile beings. Yes, girls are very unstable, inconsistent, unpredictable, impulsive, and fickle; name it and they are only the beginning of what you would never be able to define. At any given point in life, girls are likely to cause unnecessary trouble and when you think they couldn’t possibly cause any more […]

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