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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. Someone added that cowards live longer. Well, I didn’t particularly think about being a coward or living longer when Dina called me...

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:00am

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 not the written rhythmical verses that only a few humans have had the privilege to be able to write. It is in music, speeches, and...

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:00am

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 not remain a simple biological fact. A teenager getting pregnant initiates a string of physical, mental, social and...

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 12:00am

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 also delicious raw or lightly steamed, cooked with a cheese sauce. Health benefits of broccoli include cancer...

Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 12:00am

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 short story as “something glimpsed from the corner of the eye, in passing.” Today the short story is packaged for literary...

Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 12:00am

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 one’s self confidence. Gossip is seductive though and it’s very easy to get caught up in it. But, have you ever thought about why people do it when...

Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 12:00am

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 seek to set the record straight and leave a lasting legacy, seeking to right the wrong perceptions that...

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 12:00am

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 articulate a genuine African voice in the face of many masquerading ‘African’ voices by western...

Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 12:00am

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 into politics in a narrowly lost presidential run. The reasons of his award, the academy said, was “his cartography...

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 12:00am

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 website, to her immense frustration, Rowling didn’t have a functioning pen and was too shy to ask anybody if she could...

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 12:00am

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 pondering over this question, I decided to ask my editor to permit me to delve straight into the world of books and book writing in a ten-part series...

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 12:00am

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 examples, nonetheless, I have decided to give it a try and make my contribution. Besides, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion...

Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 12:00am

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, walking as if the whole world’s a theme song, being played over and over just for him. He’s too confident, kind of aggressive, and really cool, at...

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 12:00am

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, as you remind each other often through voice mails, subtle hints and engaging e-mails, you are very much...

Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:00am

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 into the future. For the first time, many get to experience some of the pleasures that their parents had forbidden. They live...

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 12:00am

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 other, are much more subtle than that. You have sweaty palms and you feel the pounding of your heart can literally be heard from across the...

Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 12:00am

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 are upgrading their education. This is coupled with the fact that they drive the latest cars that have graced the potholed and dusty...

Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 12:00am

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 are 22 and above, then for sure you are older than capitalism in Moscow. Anyhow, in the show, we saw this businessman in a mall where his rather...

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 12:00am

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 family, she says it has and it is still a hard experience. She says she manages to cater for the needs of her family, by hawking...

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 12:00am

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 great players, like Atraco finally crumbled and disappeared during the season. First it was Mukura that failed to clear players’ salaries....

Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 12:00am

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