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Tale Africa, Writivism 2013

The New Politician

By Angella Sandra Namwase, Uganda: Your fingers are tucked into the mini pockets of your grey striped dress, your “Sunday best” as you call it, it is all you have to wear that you think suitable for a Campaign such as this. You take short, restless strides. You are shaking off the memory of Chuma. You steal a look at […]

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Picture Frames

By Anthea Paelo The picture frame stood empty on the bedside. Rose had been staring at it for the last half hour, tears running down her face. She held a picture of her husband. He was a big man: tall, fat and strong. The thick glasses he wore barely concealed his bushy eyebrows. The lady seated next to him carried […]

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Of Love and Sisyphean Tasks

By Kirabo Nora, Uganda: “I'm good at forgetting,” I said, my voice shaking, pleading for him. I finally had him. My mind was racing, but sense and reason were losing out to my feelings for James. “This is too good to be true. It will come crushing down… on you!” my inner voice screamed, but I buried the thought with […]

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I Know Who I Am

By Gloria Kembabazi, Uganda: “A man without an identity does not belong”, were the words I had heard. They had been said by the grey haired man with a wrinkled face who lived a few meters from home. I was trespassing on his patch of land, slinking past his straw thatched hut to the nearest shop. I was clad in […]

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Grandpa’s Story

By Muhwezi Simpson, Uganda: I have been thinking about the story about a girl, which my grandpa told me. Once upon a time in Grandpa's village, he had said, there was a young and beautiful girl called Rose. Her beauty attracted men in their hundreds, married and unmarried. They yearned to have her as one of their wives. But she […]

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