A young man raised from the countryside by pastoralist parents ventures out, like any other child, to learn more about life. The beauty of childhood is that the world is made complete by the waking and going to bed in the presence of one’s parents. Kayibanda is not any different. He is a child of his mother and a darling of his foster father Kagurutsi. … Continue reading The Greedy Barbarian
Every child’s dream is to enjoy the company of their parents. Their first attempt at speech is usually made in calling out mama or papa. Yet as they grow up, they sometimes, are not fortunate enough to make use of those titles with as much passion as they would. Parents are the child’s first understanding of the world. They are their super heroes in all … Continue reading My Father & Other Super Heroes by Nick Makoha
By Racheal Kizza In Bob G. Kisiki’s Deserted, Adisa, the oldest of three children is forced to grow up fast after the sudden and brutal murder of her parents when she was only sixteen. She becomes a mother to her younger siblings, Alyna and Kibo Kalisa. She teaches them how to run a home; cook, clean, plan, and budget. One wonders if she did this … Continue reading Bob G.Kisiki: Deserted
For the lovers of the road and adventure, here is a new friend. Her name is Miriam. Miriam has been to the folds and corners of this country out of passion. You know how you purpose to finish all the food you have served on the plate and you achieve it? That is how Miriam has gone about the business of unwrapping the beauty that … Continue reading Miriam Kyasiimire: MIRIAM’S TRAVELS
Ssebo Lule is an amazing Luganda poet. He is doing what many of us are struggling to do with writing in our mother tongues. Lule is writing in the language in which he thinks. His mastery of Luganda is above the ordinary. This is something to do with, I think, continued practise both to speak and write in the same. OGENDA WA? Is a beautiful … Continue reading Ssebo Lule: OGENDA WA?
You may not know him especially if you are below 30 yet he only retired recently after holding a number of reputable positions in the country and at the international level. Wilberforce Kisamba Mugerwa is one of the few living professionals that have taken off the time to grow through the different stages of work both in the academia and civil service. At a … Continue reading Kisamba Mugerwa: A FOCUSED JOURNEY
Within us all is an inherent desire to do good and be great. It is this desire that sees us go out of our way to pursue courses, apply for jobs or start our own. The end goal written or not is to have some things done better. We are all caught up in a web where we wake up to fulfilling societal demands, graduate … Continue reading Timothy Rubashembusya: COURAGE
Nothing beats reading a good story. Probably you have seen people driving while reading a book that is if you are not a victim yourself. Passengers in taxis have missed their stopovers because they are deeply engrossed in a book they are reading. The “problem” with a good story is that it catches you off guard. Unawares. You begin with a simple intention of reading … Continue reading Mike Chibita: LOVED BY THE BEST
A reader’s review On the book cover is a dirt brown clay pot with a devastating crack that possibly renders it useless for holding water, but does nothing to take away from its beauty. The inscription on the 2nd page of the book lets us in on Asinde’s interpretation. It’s a play on crack-pot: a foolish or eccentric person. It is a quote from … Continue reading Regina Asinde on SHARDS OF BROKENNESS
A first time visitor to Uganda once remarked, “I can’t wait to get to Uganda so I can also use the word banange. All my Ugandan friends use the word and each uses it differently.” The word banange is a Luganda exclamation that can randomly be used to express awe, excitement, amazement, wonder, and other emotions. It is this exact banange feeling that you get … Continue reading Banange, Manchester Happened!