Rethinking Consciousness

Painters paint. That is what they do. They make you appreciate things seen and imagined by giving them a face. Kwizera paints and he is in exhibition for the first time since he joined the field ten years ago. By name, you could say he needs no introduction. His works have been around. They have graced a number of platforms from newspapers, to murals, portraits, … Continue reading Rethinking Consciousness

Gerald Katabazi: a cup of coffee waits on you, today!

Forest Mall is one of Kampala’s busiest business hubs. On a very bright midmorning, you will not be short of seeing many people crisscrossing from the wide parking lot as they run from one building to another some in a hurry and others owning all their time. Ugandans love their caps and shades and of recent, their masks, you may be tempted it is a … Continue reading Gerald Katabazi: a cup of coffee waits on you, today!

Princess Mazzi Wampamba on Why this is the right time to write

Margaret left Uganda as a teenage girl of about 16. It was around that time when people moved for their safety. Children were picked from school to go and meet their parents across the border. The 70s were known for this. If your parent for one reason or another happened to be a threat to the peace of the president, it was safer and better … Continue reading Princess Mazzi Wampamba on Why this is the right time to write

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on The First Woman

Reading the novel and going about discovering the adventure life and escapades of Kirabo Nnamiiro is a thing to die for in THE FIRST WOMAN. Kirabo is a beloved grandchild of Miiro and Muka Miiro.  A daughter to Tom and Nnakku a woman she comes to learn hates her at heart. The story is told from the developing village of Natteta which is growing through … Continue reading Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on The First Woman

Didas Nkurunziza: STAGE 4

It is everyone’s dream to live in perfect health. This is most often linked to being in a better financial position to afford you a deserving lifestyle. With a financial cushion, it is assumed that anything and everything can be met with some bucks. There are certainties one prepares for and some that one has no idea that they will ever befall them. For Didas … Continue reading Didas Nkurunziza: STAGE 4

David F.K Mpanga: The Politics of Common Sense

Nathaniel Bassey sings of the Book of Life. Denzel Washington acted in the Book of Eli. David F.K Mpanga writes the Book of Time. It is interesting how events of the past are made alive in the current times. This book is a collection of newspaper articles by the author in a space of three years. One thing though is that the events that happened … Continue reading David F.K Mpanga: The Politics of Common Sense

The Ruins of Kilembe Mines

There was once a prestigious place as the Kilembe Mines. Then it was ruined.  Kilembe Mines is one place that gives the word meaning. It was the place where the children of the elite in Kasese had their childhood as their parents worked in the first class establishment. It was unique. It was one of those organised estate projects which kicked off well. In the … Continue reading The Ruins of Kilembe Mines

Barbara Kasekende: There Has To Be a Reason Why You Are Here

I was very angry growing up. I was heavily misunderstood. I’m a two time suicide survivor, an opinionated first born. I felt I wasn’t heard both at home and school. I am loud. I am practical. I am crazy. While at Namagunga, I was very active in music, dance and drama. Whenever I took part in these activities, I came alive. I felt understood. I … Continue reading Barbara Kasekende: There Has To Be a Reason Why You Are Here

Kakwenza Rukira tells of the Banana Republic

It is such a devastating scene a father looking at his children at home when he is at his weakest unable to be of help to them. Unable to stretch out his hands to hug them as he always does. It is more painful having unwanted escorts into your own house. As if the word ugly does not have enough letters, they give you instructions … Continue reading Kakwenza Rukira tells of the Banana Republic