Tag: By Kathryn Kazibwe

Poetry, Tale Africa

Test before testimony

By Inet Morudu: My testimony is a result Result of a test A test never to be studied for A test for a subject with no textbook A practical test It has no due date   Can you imagine my fear? Keremodimothusa[1] Will I pass? Can I pass? The test is bigger than me Taller than me Test before testimony […]

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I have been running

By Inet Morudu: I have been running…. Faster than U can Say, “Bolt” I have also tried hiding, In church like a mouse, inside the books, The fridge, even in GOD's presence, Just so that you won't strike me next   Could you not start searching For me next year? Did you perhaps not see somebody Better suited on your […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: Through His Eyes (2)

By Kathryn Kazibwe: “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief to bear…” I love this hymn. The melody is simple yet electric, and the lyrics touch one deeply; they pregnant with meaning. And this morning the choir sounds angelic to my ears, they sing each word like they have intimate knowledge of it. It is […]

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My Heritage

By Inet Morudu: Heyi! Yingisela.[1] Irinikubyela.[2] I am a daughter of African soil   Ngithilalelawena[3] I burst into laughter Dimples deep in my cheeks. Eyes glowing bright. Let the mqombothi[4] be poured As we celebrate this day.   Hey wena.[5] Kereutlwa.[6] I beat my drums of joy Bright in my beaded attire Sharing with the Ngobeni's, the Nqobo's, The Van […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: Through His Eyes (1)

By Kathryn Kazibwe: “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief to bear…” The congregation sings along as the church choir belts out the familiar hymn on Sunday morning. Most have their eyes shut tight, many wave their arms in the air, holy hands they call them. Some are so overcome with emotion that tears are […]

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I see it coming

By Inet Morudu: Breathe in. Hold it there. Not the pain. I mean the air. I see it now… The storm ahead Brewing in the heart, Lightning striking in the mind. Whirl winds of anger, Tossing and turning Hurling themselves at the Untouched news. Drops of tears, Pour on what was Happy, calm land It won't be the same Even […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: Girl in the photograph

By Kathryn Kazibwe: It is a bright day. The water is dotted with boats, and swimmers in various states of undress. People of all ages and sizes are strewn on the beach, laughing, playing, cuddling, languishing, some even seemingly asleep. There's color splashed all around; swimsuits, picnic blankets, towels, stray polythene bags, the air itself seems to take on a […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: Boda Boda Frenemies

By Kathryn Kazibwe: The usual cat calls assail me as I approach the local bodaboda stage. These men are relentless! For more than two months now I've been using this route on my way to work, and ever since that first day they've been calling out to me, with statements varying from hilarious to downright disgusting. Recently they overheard me […]

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