Cloak of Invisibility

By Amandla Karungi When I was younger, I was the shy one who always got left out and was never the favourite. Not the crowd favourite, nor the sisters’ favourite, not the Aunt’s favourite or the Grandmother’s favourite. As the second born out of three and then eventually four girls, it was difficult to be […]

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For the Love of Travelling Around the World

For many years, since I could remember, I have had two dreams. I mean I have other dreams … I am what you call a big dreamer … both day and night. But the two that have remained constant is travelling the world and owning my dream house. For the house, I have practically every detail […]

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Exploit Your Potential, Oh! Africa

By Eunice Aber There is a common saying among my Christian folks that one day we will reach heaven, look down at all the opportunities, the good things we had on earth, and regret that we did not enjoy them when we could have. We instead focused on chasing “non-existent’ demons and whining about how […]

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Adventure: A Love-Dread Relationship

By Laura Walusimbi I have this love-dread relationship with adventure theme parks. I love the thrills, the adrenaline rush and the feeling of accomplishment once I get to the end of a challenging ride, climb or slide. But (and this happens all the time) I dread the fear that comes with the sudden drop, the […]

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Pula! We Really Are A Beautiful People.

By Noluvuyo Bacela My thoughts, my heart and my mind are completely saturated with images of you and the warmth you exude. Your immeasurable kindness and thoughtfulness have captured an unassuming heart to the point of frustration. I want to stop time and go back to you, only to you. So I chastise my thoughts […]

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I Travel Because

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron Traveling was instilled in me during childhood: whether it was a summer in Kenya, a weekend trip into the countryside of Burundi, or a road trip to the nearest town to enjoy an afternoon by the lake, my Mother made sure that we traveled and ventured out. That love for traveling and […]

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Could You Imagine a World Without Bananas?

Article by Christelle Mekoh As a child in Cameroon, one of the things I loved most about growing up was the variety of fruits I was able to get, depending on the season. Rainy season meant juicy mangoes and guavas. Some fruits were only available in certain parts of the country while others, like apples, came from abroad. And […]

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Talking About Suya, Nigerian Streetfood

By Ozoz Sokoh Suya – one thought and my mouth begins to water. Its deliciousness is tattooed on the hearts, minds and bellies of almost every Nigerian. My most poignant memory is five years old, from when we lived in The Netherlands.   It’s the year 2010 and we’ve been here for three years. My daughters […]

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