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
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