Tag: By Rukh-Shana Namuyimba

Poetry, Tale Africa

Sobriety I Do Not Care For

By Rukh-Shana Namuyimba, Uganda:   There’s something sobering about seeing someone you have known for years Confined to a hospital bed Hair gone Turgid limbs Deathly pale skin Where firm breasts once stood Flatness so vast.   There’s something sobering about those winding tubes Suspended from all places Like a hang man's noose   There is something sobering about the […]

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Anything

By Rukh-Shana Namuyimba, Uganda: Has anyone ever written anything for you In your darkest hours, Just to turn your tattered life freshly new? Just to fill your sultry day with spring showers? Has anyone ever given anything for you In your deepest sorrow, Just to turn your blues into the prettiest red hue? Just to sprinkle your heart with the […]

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Reflections

To Kiss and Tell

By Rukh-Shana Namuyimba: Two years ago, 28 year German pop star Nadja Benaissa made internal headline news when she was tried for failing to disclose her HIV positive status to sexual partners. I had never heard of Nadja nor her German girl band No Angels but it did catch my attention for two reasons: one, she caused a huge media […]

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Reflections

Signing over powers of Attorney

By Rukh-Shana Namuyimba: “All it took was one day.  In December of 2008, I had a friend fly into town.  It was a friend who I dated exclusively and who I thought dated me exclusively.  I told him to bring a condom since we hadn’t been together in a while and so he did.  In the middle of our encounter, […]

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Inspirational, Tale Africa

A mile in his shoes

By Rukh-Shana Namuyimba: Do you sometimes feel like there is so much you could do if only you were in control of the world? If it were your world for just one day, how much do you think you would accomplish? What difference would you make? Would you leave it a better place or much worse than you found it? […]

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