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Illusions of a Bachelor: Milly’s phony pastor

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: I was told of a certain church whose committee made it a habit to slip 10,000 shilling notes in ten different hymn books every Sunday to stimulate attendance. I'm told their marketing strategy has worked like a miracle. Every Sunday, there are ten lucky miracle money receivers who go back home and tell the tale to […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: The Liberated, The Emancipated

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: There's something about the civil rights movement and the feminist movement that just doesn't move me. It makes me shift uncomfortably in my chair, but it doesn't move me. Both movements are of course for a very noble cause; a noble cause I don't find so smart none the less -equality. In my opinion (and I […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Under our clean carpet

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: The first time I heard of how a pope is selected, I was totally amazed. That cardinals would lock themselves in some room at the Vatican until God chose one of them and caused white smoke to come out of a chimney connected to the cardinal-crowded room was nothing short of a miracle: clear manifestation of […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Don’t Marry!

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: While our mothers were fighting for gender equality and passionately pursuing women emancipation, they forgot and washed theirs and their husbands' dirty linen in public. That public included their sons and daughters who were growing up in an information-over bombarded age. They heard everything, saw everything and then imagined some. Conclusion! Marriage wasn't a good institution […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Happy Men’s Day

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: “…You mean you don't know this?! Long ago women used to rule this land and its men. They were harsh and men began to resent their hard hand. So when all the women were pregnant, men came together and over threw them. Before this, women owned everything…” This passage from Ngugi wa Thiong'o's 'The River Between' […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: The Last Valentine

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: The mood is all red – the red of passion and not of danger, roses everywhere; not all natural – some are plastic, just as plastic as the smiles of the less fortunate expectant female lovers that will be unfortunate to receive them later in the day. Business is booming; restaurants are fully reserved. It sure […]

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