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!
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