Tuku’s Mabasa

Sometimes when we listen to a song it speaks to us, it takes us on a journey and in some cases we can reflect on whatever we will be going through. Musicians are great storytellers and some songs have great advice, advocate and raise awareness for different issues. Lastly, in some cases some songs describe […]

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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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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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I Love You

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As you find yourself outside the bra, I think you are fine, really fine. Just learn to stick a little bit […]

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Relationships, Class Systems, Love And Blurred Lines

By Elma Asio There’s no better way to really delve into this than with a little story because stories explain situations better (think Jesus and his parables). Porsha (such a fancy name) was named after her Great Aunt who happens to be royalty. She still has the silver spoon she was born with stuck in […]

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The Art Of Selflessly Loving Yourself

By Caroline Numuhire Loving ourselves. Such an intimidating concept. Nobody has ever told us we should love the human beings we are. We can show love to others, offer them our kindness, support and time and God will bless us, right? And I can’t remember any priest reminding us about loving ourselves (and believe me, I’ve […]

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The Invisible Rise Of The Phoenix

By Reem Gaafar With recent developments in technology and knowledge sharing, many once-unavailable skills and professions have now become open and accessible to everyone; one of which is filmmaking. All over the world normal people with growingly cheaper and more basic cameras, and armed with a few YouTube tutorials and a supportive network, are making […]

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Twenty Five To Life

By Kye Makyeli A signature dish – It’s important to have that one meal that you can really cook, that you know will be good every time, and that you can take to potlucks and other events and wow people. Experiment with some dishes, find one that works, and perfect it so that it’s great […]

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