‘The Land of Honey’ – Book Review

“Although life seems to offer all Zimako could ask for at home, it is fraught with underlying political insecurities. Dissatisfied with the status quo, he desires something more and is determined to find a new life for his family in Canada. When they arrive in Canada, the best laid plans begin to unravel. Faced with […]

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Let’s Save Africa – Together!

If you are anything like me, chances are you are a very lucky woman! You have lived a happy middle class type of life in Africa. You graduated from a private high school and went to university in Europe, Canada or The United States. And it’s while being outside of your home country, that you […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude.

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron Growing up, our mother would always tell us how lucky and fortunate we were for having food on the table, a roof over our head and a great education. My brothers and I would always disappear when one of those ‘starving children of Ethiopia’ informercial would come on. We knew that it […]

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Drink Chapman – A Nigerian ‘Punch’

  • by Teakisi
  • Jun 18, 2014
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By Ozoz Sokoh Chapman – A name that gives no indication that this is a drink.  A name that may have in times past referred to an itinerant peddler. Chapman. A drink. Of Nigeria, for Nigeria and by Nigeria. The definitive Nigerian drink, loved by all. Though its origins are unclear, it is beloved across the country […]

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#JustAddHappiness

By Attiya Karodia “What is Strength, When it is nothing but curvy Endurance with lipstick on? What is hardship, When it becomes a norm? What is Femininity, When it is Emotion, Instinct and Intuition in a discarded box labelled ‘weak’? What triumph is there for women,  When our goals, essence, composure and restraint is based […]

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Kampala City: The Woes of Public Transportation

By Elma Asio While stuck right in the middle of a traffic jam, it can actually begin to look like every individual in Kampala has a private vehicle. Well that’s until you peek into the taxis and see the rest of us who have been quietly tucked away in them, or just how many of […]

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Is The Price Of Women Empowerment Too High?

Last month I heard my neighbor’s one year old baby crying and frantically scratching at the door of their house. It was around 4:00pm in the evening (I work from home; the small joys of being a writer).  I waited to hear if the house-help would rush to her and attempt to calm the child […]

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Africa in 50 Years

In 50 years, I fervently wish that my children – born in Senegal, will know more about Zimbabwe or Tanzania than about the United States or Europe. I hope they will choose to speak Kiswahili or Peul rather than Spanish or Italian as a third language. I would like to see the opportunities, they will […]

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