The Ruins of Kilembe Mines

There was once a prestigious place as the Kilembe Mines. Then it was ruined.  Kilembe Mines is one place that gives the word meaning. It was the place where the children of the elite in Kasese had their childhood as their parents worked in the first class establishment. It was unique. It was one of those organised estate projects which kicked off well. In the … Continue reading The Ruins of Kilembe Mines

Barbara Kasekende: There Has To Be a Reason Why You Are Here

I was very angry growing up. I was heavily misunderstood. I’m a two time suicide survivor, an opinionated first born. I felt I wasn’t heard both at home and school. I am loud. I am practical. I am crazy. While at Namagunga, I was very active in music, dance and drama. Whenever I took part in these activities, I came alive. I felt understood. I … Continue reading Barbara Kasekende: There Has To Be a Reason Why You Are Here

Kakwenza Rukira tells of the Banana Republic

It is such a devastating scene a father looking at his children at home when he is at his weakest unable to be of help to them. Unable to stretch out his hands to hug them as he always does. It is more painful having unwanted escorts into your own house. As if the word ugly does not have enough letters, they give you instructions … Continue reading Kakwenza Rukira tells of the Banana Republic

Something Inside So Strong at the Elephant Plains Lodge

In one of the stories in Jennifer Makumbi’s short story collection Manchester Happened, she writes about  Something Inside So Strong a song by Labi Siffre. In the story, Poonah plays the song at a rather high volume but her mind is so far away that she cannot realise it. It is Namuli who reminds her. Poonah’s mind had gone back to the day Namuli’s parents … Continue reading Something Inside So Strong at the Elephant Plains Lodge

Maureen Nankya on Persevering on Passion

Writing about the corona virus on her blog, Racheal Kizza talked about seasons and why we need to embrace them as and when they come. She said; “Don’t be on pressure to run away from the season, the pain. Find out what God is saying to you. There are lessons in all seasons, find them.” In my conversation with Maureen Nankya, I was reminded of … Continue reading Maureen Nankya on Persevering on Passion

Edgar Kasenene on The need for Agility

Ever heard of the statement that things happen at the right time? Edgar Kasenene has been combing through corridors and knocking at different doors asking company heads to reconsider the models they are using in running their establishments and not many took heed. The corona virus has struck and the safest way to keep away from it is to work from home which means disruption. … Continue reading Edgar Kasenene on The need for Agility

Victor Ochen: A Thirst for Peace

The reason stories never grow old is because they are timeless. They live in the embrace of longevity. They linger on as life happens. They grow to become bigger and better. They are always with us and within us. They bring us to remember and celebrate the moments of our lives that we could have forgotten. That way, we are reminded that we are our … Continue reading Victor Ochen: A Thirst for Peace