“We Keep Calling Out For Help But No One Hears Us” – The Untold Pandemic

2020 was a hard year in Zimbabwe. When the first lockdown hit, the economy was already worn for wear and many people felt their livelihoods being clinched by the austere measures in the country and the rising difficulty in earning a decent livelihood. Covid-19 caught the world unprepared, but for a little teapot-shaped country bedeviled […]

For the Love of Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi was born in Kampala, Uganda, in 1967 and now lives in Manchester. Her first novel, Kintu, was longlisted for the Etisalat prize in 2014, and she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in the same year. Her first short story collection, Manchester Happened, was published in 2019. She was awarded the prestigious […]

What If My Culture Is a License for Women’s Oppression?

Do you pay attention to how you interact with people? Or the different mannerisms that you display when you are around different people? Most people do not give it much thought. However, recently an article surfaced where the current female Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu revealed why she knelt before her husband as a sign of […]

Rise of Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzania’s New Dawn

It was one fateful evening when Samia Suluhu Hassan announced the demise of their beloved president Dr. John Pombe Magufuli. Grasping her breath with anxiety written all over her face, she announced that the president had died due to a cardiac failure. What a dark hour it was for Tanzania and Africa at large. Citizens […]

A Note To Fellow Africans: Mental Health Is Real

Mental health is yet to be a prominent conversation in African communities. In the African culture, there are various perspectives on mental health and mental health conditions that are a hindrance to those affected. Some believe mental illnesses to be the “devil’s attack,” or “witchcraft.” While others claim mental illnesses to be just madness. Mental […]

Life Lessons from Seasons of Grief

The path to recovery after loss is certainly not the same for all of us. I have learnt a few things (mostly the hard way). Though saying that I expect anyone to find my experience exactly compatible with their situation would be a bad lie, if there is even a slight possibility that my experience about death, loss, and grief may be helpful to another living soul, here goes.