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Tale Africa, Writivism 2013

True to Nothing

By Mildred Apenyo, Uganda: Half of Atim's body is already out of the taxi when she snags her sandal on a piece of metal jutting out of its floor. She throws her hands out for balance, or luck, and yelps as her foot meets the dusty ground. It takes a while for her eyes to adjust to the white glare […]

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Together

By Kathryn  Kazibwe, Uganda: Mixed feelings whirl around within me as I step into my sister's living room. I am swamped by nostalgia so potent I can almost hear the laughter. My sister is nestled in the red leather loveseat to my right, humming to a fat baby in her arms. The receding rays of the sun from the French […]

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The Side Walk

By Nassanga Rashidah Sarah, Uganda: It had begun that morning when albino Kima got up from what had been her bed for a year. The sun was already peeping out from behind the clouds over the top of a two-storied building. That was her cue; she was late. “Timmy! We need to go!” She gently shook awake her little brother […]

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The Shadow

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: 'How could you, Danny?' I felt a lump rise to my throat, choking me. 'Tell me, what has she got that I haven't? Is she more of a woman? Prettier?' He paced the floor of the living room in that annoying way, walking back and forth in three swift steps, one-two-three, one-two-three, as if he could […]

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Stolen Innocence

By Nadweny Faith Naome, Uganda: I have had all but a century’s existence on Earth, lived a life buoyed by pride and characterised by surrender to fate’s whims. My envious surrogate of a mother who only saw me as a sentimental object tried failingly to break my spirit but I am stronger than that and true to her word, my […]

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