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!
It’s not an everyday encounter that one will bear before the public and let out the secrets that have for forever lounged somewhere in the crevices of their heart. While at university, our creative writing lecturer always argued that all form of writing has a membrane of fiction underneath it. To him, the writer chooses what they want their reader to read not necessarily what … Continue reading Hope Babigumira on NO MAKEUP ON
Have you read this book? Ayeh, is the poetic memoir written by Ibrahim Balunywa. He writes a series of poems that have shaped the direction of his decisions for the time he has been n school paying maximum attention to the time spent in university. Ibrahim tells a story of struggle especially in a foreign land. He went to school in India for both his … Continue reading IBRAHIM BALUNYWA on AYEH, Leave it to God!
Dear Father, We were taught at school to greet in the letter yet I don’t know how to greet you without saying “how are you?” Tr. Grace emphasised that you don’t greet your seniors with HOW ARE YOU. So I really don’t know how to greet you here today. I also find it odd that I have to call you father in this context. You … Continue reading Ronald K Ssekajja: Dancing on Broken Lines
It is not every day that you come across a cook book with ingredients and dishes you can easily pick at the corner stall in your neighbourhood. Have you ever looked through a cook book and you had to Google the image of the recipes? There used to be a Sunday evening culinary TV show that I followed. Often times, I skipped through the preparatory … Continue reading Sarah Akelly: Always Extra for Love
At a time when the real estate developers are in the run to put up yet another skyscraper, a number of old buildings have been demolished and quickly replaced with glass towering floors racing up to the sky. It is hard to come by a historical building in the old cities. They have been claimed and ransacked to nonexistence. However, all hope is not lost … Continue reading Beyond The Reeds and Bricks
As I read Joan Mugenzi’s Corporates At A Crossroads, I could not help but remember the words of Surumani Manzi in the poem It’s easy to forget. He writes; When you are young It is easy to forget that you will grow old That you will lose the smooth texture of skin Or the milky white of eye That your beautiful, black flocks of hair … Continue reading Corporates At A Crossroads
It is every child’s dream to grow up and make themselves some money to buy that one item that they think they have not had the chance to have in plenty at a particular point in time. This particular bucket list usually has candy, bread or meat. Soon it grows to more important items like toys, a bike or a labelled shoe. The constant is … Continue reading Pamela Bayenda: Running In Heels
The new shorter Oxford English dictionary dfines a piece as “a small part of a material thing, any of the distinct portions or objects of which a material thing is composed”. There are pieces of everything and each and every one of us has their own. They build up the components of who we are. Sometimes our pieces are scattered and they do not make … Continue reading Pieces of me by Catherine BAGYENDA