Aganza KISAKA: FOR THE LOVE OF THEATRE

Her name is Aganza. Aganza Kisaka. She is a professional dancer, actress and all things theatre and film. For the few years she has been on the scene, she has had to grace the stage and the screen under different titles and roles. Being able to do something she has been so passionate about since her childhood is a dream come true for her.  However, … Continue reading Aganza KISAKA: FOR THE LOVE OF THEATRE

#ThePowerOfOne: Dr Gladys Kalema- Zikusoka on Conserving Gorillas, One Sip at A Time

Recently, a Thursday midmorning found me at the office premises of the Gorilla Conservation Coffee (GCC) at Kiwafu, Entebbe. Curiosity had pushed me to have a conversation with Dr. Gladys Kalema- Zikusoka, the CEO and Co-founder of GCC to learn about their work as a social enterprise in the coffee business. Upon getting there, one thing struck me; the writing on the wall. If the … Continue reading #ThePowerOfOne: Dr Gladys Kalema- Zikusoka on Conserving Gorillas, One Sip at A Time

William Lalobo: Of this my (Acholi) Heritage

When it comes to the things that define us; the exact things that make us the people that we are, for William OLwoch Lalobo, it has always been simplicity. It is untold joy to him when things get done the simplest way possible without having to raise any dust. In this, he has found the place to be a solution oriented person, something he has … Continue reading William Lalobo: Of this my (Acholi) Heritage

Neema Iyer on Why We Need To Interest Ourselves More in Research

“There are times I wake up feeling so demotivated to go to work again. On such days, I feel worn out and I think about going back to employment where I didn’t have to worry about a number of things…” confesses Neema halfway into our conversation before she pauses to sip on her drink. By now, we have disorganised the table from what the waitress … Continue reading Neema Iyer on Why We Need To Interest Ourselves More in Research

Maria Birungi Kakinda, Honing a Writing Career

There is a story that every writer tells. It is one which only comes out after much pushing. It is often told last in a soft tone without revealing a lot of details. To some who have writing buddies that is the only place where these stories are shared. For others like Maria Kakinda, the story stays with you. You scroll through the phone as … Continue reading Maria Birungi Kakinda, Honing a Writing Career

Uphill to the Sipi Falls

Forget about Mbale. Kapchworwa is beautiful. It is serenely quiet, green and cold. It is raised on high and waltzes thick with life. The hills and the rounding corners are nothing compared to the clean air that runs through your nostrils from the time you cross the line after Sironko that point when your eyes can afford to zoom in the sight of the waterfalls … Continue reading Uphill to the Sipi Falls

A Word with Josephine Kaleebi

It is an action packed mid-morning with one meeting after another. Our meeting is scheduled for 11 AM and I am wondering whether I’ll beat the time. Meanwhile, we have not yet decided on the meeting place, so I hang around the nearest kafunda as I wait for my guest to finish hers. Later we agree to meet at one of Kampala’s intersection meeting points, … Continue reading A Word with Josephine Kaleebi

ECHOES OF TIRED MEN

Often times poets write of things that affect the community they live in. They are observers who take note of the many things that the ordinary eye may misses out. They are society’s self-appointed mouth piece without whom some things might never come to light. Ronald Ssekajja takes a U-turn in this collection. He takes an outside-in point  of view into the jungle that is … Continue reading ECHOES OF TIRED MEN