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 […]

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Maîtresse d’un Homme Marié, Debrief Façon YIRI TV

Par Christelle Kamanan La saison de 2 la série sénégalaise Maîtresse d’un Homme Marié (MDHM pour les intimes) touche à sa fin. J’ai échangé avec Sylvia créatrice de YIRI TV, une chaîne YouTube. Cette jeune femme française, d’origine Martinico-camerounaise, y propose des analyses et échanges autour des séries et films africains. Sylvia se démarque par […]

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Women Who Kill #5: Ava’s Baby

By Felly Oyuga Mummy, I’m feeling cold” Ava rushed to cover her child. It had been raining all afternoon and the pink blanket was not enough. She then tried to pull the plastic sheet over the cot. Her room had a leak in the ceiling. Ava lived in an old building that had drab walls […]

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Women Who Kill #4: Why?

By Felly Oyuga She had a boyfriend! She could not stop thinking about how her luck had just turned. Walking down Kimathi Street, she could not walk fast enough to get to the hotel to meet her beau. Gigi was a plain Jane. Even her own mother felt sorry for her. Nothing about her left […]

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I Blame Her Mother

By Chido Chirumuta She was never good enough. She was too fat; too clumsy; too average in school for her mother to take pride in her. When chores were not done to her mother’s liking, she was promptly reprimanded and reminded how no man would want a woman who could not keep her house in […]

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Women Who Kill #3: Born to Suffer

By Felly Oyuga Life had become unbearable. It was not always this way though. 16 months ago, Cherie thought she was blissfully married. They lived in a decent three bedroom house with her three children and her husband, Saul. Their three children, Anna 13, Anita 9 and the little Jonah 5, all went to a […]

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Women Who Kill #1: Not Like My Mother.

By Felly Oyuga He was a premium customer. She always made sure to serve him. It was so obvious but she did not care. This was the year she was getting a husband. One thing led to another and they were having an affair. He was perfect except for one problem. A wife. She had […]

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