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Someone said, if all men had the courage, they would be cowards. Meaning, it takes courage to be a coward, as opposed to belief that cowards are scared little men....

Poetic Justice

Poetry is not every body’s plate of food. It is a written expression of emotion or ideas in an arrangement of words or verse most often rhythmically. Poems are just...

What to do when a teen gets pregnant

Once a girl attains puberty and her ovulatory cycles start, she becomes capable of getting pregnant and bearing a child. But in case of human beings, a teenage pregnancy does...

Broccoli has vast health importance

Broccoli is one of the cruciferous vegetables and is related closely to cabbage and cauliflower. Broccoli is an excellent accompaniment to stir fries and makes an excellent soup. It is...

Demystifying the Short Story

The short story is perhaps the simplest form of literary fiction to read, but not the easiest to write. VS Pritchett, the most prolific British short story writer defines a...

Building confidence and avoiding gossip!

Gossip can be found in just about every place. Some will say it’s just harmless fun but rarely is that the case. In fact, it’s a great way to destroy...

The Power of a Memoir

Last week, President George W.Bush, thrust himself back into the limelight with the release of his memoirs, a common practice by American presidents after leaving office.  In these memoirs, they...

How to be a Writer in Africa

Even though African writing existed before arrival of foreign influence, in manuscripts of earlier civilizations discovered, the modern African writer is the one who learnt western languages and tried to...

Is Writing for the Special Ones?

Last week, the Swedish academy gave the biggest prize in writing to one Mario Vargas Llosa, a controversial Peruvian writer who has not only written about politics, but also dabbled...

How they did it : Stories behind big books

A struggling single mother, Joanne Kathleen Rowling was travelling back to London on a crowded train when the idea for Harry Potter simply fell into her head. According to her...

A Journey into Books

Why would anyone like to read a book – is the question I asked myself when I sat down to write my latest book review in these pages recently. While...

The thin line between best friends falling in love

This is a subject, I have for long dreaded to approach since many people have different arguments, and very strong ones at that. Arguments that are backed by real life...

From ‘Mummy’s’ girl to ‘a Ghetto Cinderella’

Noticing a “bad boy” is as easy as chewing a banana. A person will identify him the second he enters the room. He has a rhythmic sway to his stride,...

Office romance How safe is it?

Finally, you’re convinced that your workmate is your long-lost soul mate. You share the same interests, move in the same after-work social circles, like and dislike the same people, and,...

The dramatic lifestyle of university students

At no time in life is there more enjoyment as there is during college days. For students it marks the beginning of freedom and independence and offers them a glimpse...

When chemistry goes outside the laboratory

While it’d be nice to think that the earth moves and the angels sing when you’ve found The One, sometimes the signals that you two are truly meant for each...

Battle of the sexes: When women earn more and stay single

Walking on the streets of Kampala, I was baffled by the number of women walking out of corporate offices, heading to the gym, home or to an institute where they...

Getting her the best present

I was watching a documentary the other day on new capitalism in Moscow. For those not in the know, capitalism in Russia is only 21 years old, so if you...

The tribulations of an itinerant vendor

For the last seven years, Aline Nyirahabimana, 30, has been operating a door to door client search business. Although it is the way she has managed to provide for her...

Rwandan clubs should acquire sponsors

Last season, was not good for Rwanda football clubs, from the beginning and till the end of the league. It is well known that some of the best clubs, with...

The day time mosquito

Sometimes you see mosquito that takes the initiative to try and suck your blood in broad daylight. Perhaps it is hunger, perhaps it is audacity but it can shamelessly try...

Women living in dream-land Is there “Perfect Mr. Right orMr. Right”

It’s enough to make even the securest of men feel less than adequate, less attractive, and less desirable and perhaps even less than a man. And it’s all because of...

How do you tell she is cheating?

When Joshua went  for a six months training course in Nairobi, his fiancée started getting busy and not available whenever he called, she could give all sorts excuses for not...

Gospel music is coming of age

Yeah, I said it. Gospel is the new black, everywhere you look there’s another secular artiste giving up their worldly ways to walk the straight and narrow. With the Gospel...