Friends Of The Dead

By Felly Oyuga During my father’s funeral, the chief insisted on giving a short speech, but after he had had something to eat. So after eating, the chief came back to the gathering, tummy full and started his speech. He said that he was in school with my father. My aunt then asked, ‘’which school? […]

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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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Martyrs Day (Uganda) – A Recap

By Racheal Kiiza On Saturday, June 3rd, people traveled from all over Uganda and neighboring countries to be at Namugongo Catholic Shrine to celebrate Martyrs day. The annual Martyrs Day celebration commemorates the heroic faith of the 45 Ugandan Catholic and Anglican converts. According to Wikipedia, The Uganda Martyrs were a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic […]

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Your Life Is One Long Pitching Session!

By Eunice Aber “Do you realise that our entire life is a pitch?” My friend Lornah Tumuhairwe asked me this question as we were going for what would be our last pitch in undergraduate school. A pitch is what we, in the technology world (techies), prefer to call a “presentation” before a panel of judges […]

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The Never Ending Search For Home

By Reem Gaafar Man is a creature on the move. Forever, people have been carrying their homes on their backs and traveling wherever life is safe, prosperous and peaceful. They follow the rains and the rivers, away from predators and drought and war. Before such a thing as borders was invented, there was no limit […]

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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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Women Leading Women: A Case of Jealousy?

While at university a couple of years ago, I registered for a class called Gender & Development, the few men who walked in, heads bowed down did not understand why it was compulsory for their degree programme to attend this class. To them this class would be about women and they would never get a […]

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Being Superwoman: Justine Nameere

 Superpower: (n) An ability one possesses which one usually does not want the world to know about. The term ‘Superwoman’, more often than not, may be used to describe a woman who has it all and can do it all. In my opinion, a ‘Superwoman’ is a woman who uses an ability or special quality that […]

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Not all Men are ‘Evil’

A good man does not need the law or his mother to tell him how to treat a woman. He does it because its the humane thing to do. He does it because of love. This is a follow up from my previous article (You Are Nobody’s Property) which was prompted by a conversion I had with a […]

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