COLOUR ME THE BLAME by Hasheem Deza from Malawi

Shun from my sister
The winds that blew into this village
Sung no note of her to dance
Siphoned the living hopes from her muscles
And drove her to the far end Continue reading COLOUR ME THE BLAME by Hasheem Deza from Malawi

18 & IN LOVE: THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE (part 5)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)

I sat next to Arthur, my boyfriends’ best friend. He held my hand so tight after he saw me shaking with nervousness. The doctor began by asking, “What relationship do you have with the patient?” “Brother and girlfriend,” replied Arthur. If we didn’t claim they were brothers we were afraid the doctor wouldn’t tell us what was going on with Mark. Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE (part 5)

18 & IN LOVE: TROUBLE IN PARADISE (part 4)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)
I heard the door open with the squeak…aww breakfast in bed! It was beautiful. All the sweet words I had been waiting for came in at that moment. He promised me all the things a young girl could ever want! At that moment, we built our home, envisioned our two children, and planned our wedding vows! Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: TROUBLE IN PARADISE (part 4)

18 & IN LOVE: JUST THE TWO OF US (part 3)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)
He had a quiet neighbor. Like any young man developing himself, he had the necessities. A not fancy yet fancy flat screen, comfortable chairs, a beautiful center table. He was actually organized and neat. He had the food carefully stored in dishes. OMG! He could cook!!! This was it…this was the kind of man my mama told me to look out for! Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: JUST THE TWO OF US (part 3)

Nezihe Izmiroglu & the Bravery, Rhythm, Elegance of the Turkish

We caught up with the radiant Nezihe Izmiroglu in an exciting and informative interview about the Turkish people.

A little about yourself and which part of the world you are from.
Hello! My name is Nezihe Izmiroglu. I started my journey on Earth in the Agean part of Turkey 45 years ago. I have worked with banks, managed companies, and currently I am teaching in a small international school in Kampala. I lived in Romania, Turkey and China before I moved to Uganda. I am a mother of two daughters, one 22 and the other 17 years old. I am recently and happily divorced. Continue reading Nezihe Izmiroglu & the Bravery, Rhythm, Elegance of the Turkish

18 & IN LOVE: CANDLELIGHT DINNER (part 2)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)
It was a candlelight dinner like the ones you see in the movies. Just him and I. Admiringly, I looked at him as he sat on the other side of the table. At that moment I hated the obstacle between us—the dinner table. I wanted him all to myself. Dinner was served! I ordered the easiest meal! I didn’t want to embarrass myself with a fallen fork on the floor. Fries and liver it was…he opted for rice and chicken curry. Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: CANDLELIGHT DINNER (part 2)

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