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Times have changed

By Aaron Aroriza: Times have changed. My aunt just doesn't get it. And neither do most people in her generation. So she had a Christmas present for me – a suitor, that's what she called her. Someone who, in my aunt's opinion and judging from the word itself, perfectly suits me. Rose is a beautiful girl alright, and that's about […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: The Dotcom Boy

By Aaron Aroriza: Last weekend I attended a friend's kwanjula (traditional marriage give away ceremony). In Baganda culture, the groom gives chicken to the bride's brother as a thank you note. The groom was a Muganda who has grown up in the UK. When he spoke Luganda, you could almost think he was speaking English. When he spoke English, well, […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor: Talkin’ about death

By Aaron Aroriza: I am totally drained of all positive emotions, devoid of inspiration. Today I don't feel like doing anything, and that's the challenge I'm facing. It's early Monday morning and I am still mourning my friend's death. There's something about death that always makes us think about life. And I'm thinking, 'this life I'm living. Is it really […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor

By Aaron Aroriza: She wasn't strikingly beautiful; in fact she wasn't striking at all. But she was beautiful and there was something attractive about her. Before I could figure out what, she raised her head. She had been scribbling something in her sketch book. I tried to look away. Too late…she had already caught me. She smiled knowingly like she […]

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Illusions at the Cafe

By Aaron Aroriza: There's a soccer review of great goals on one of the screens in the café. One goal catches everyone's attention and for a moment everything in the café seems to freeze. A bare footed young boy called Nick Twinamatsiko scores a goal which everyone in the café, including me agrees is the greatest goal ever scored. And […]

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