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An insatiable appetite for Bunyonyi

An insatiable appetite for Bunyonyi

When I visited Kabale about two or three years ago, I learned several things about myself. First, I learned that I have an extremely low tolerance for cold weather, it borders on full-on dislike. Second, I learned that no matter how many times I go zip lining, my life willRead More
The Banamasaka of Ndegeya

The Banamasaka of Ndegeya

For so many years, I've thought of Masaka as a place where the most radicalised yet arrogant Baganda emerge. I don’t even know why or how this bogus stereotype came about but whenever anyone mentioned something unflattering or unkind about Baganda, my mind quickly dashed off to Masaka.  Worse still, everyRead More
Stepping out of the Financial Pits of the Lockdown

Stepping out of the Financial Pits of the Lockdown

When I opened my first bank account in the early 2000s, there was little that I needed it for, in all honesty. At the time, owning a bank account was something of a prestigious affair. And with the advent of flashy ATM cards, it was a class act to moveRead More
Saving the World One Tree at a time

Saving the World One Tree at a time

During my days at Bat Valley Primary School, in the 90s, there was a sense of urgency with which teachers made us embrace our love for the earth. We had teachers who took us through the paces, making us appreciate all the goodness of nature and making us pay attentionRead More
Finding a New Partner

Finding a New Partner

While growing up, there was a level of certainty regarding the brands we held close to our hearts. The drinks we took, the TV stations we watched, the clothes we wore, and even the bread we ate were of specific brands. This, for many people, is why there is aRead More
Tales From Diani

Tales From Diani

In 2002 when the trailer for Die Another Day was released, most if not all menfolk anticipated the movie with bated breath, having been wheeled in by the great action, massive explosions, and clips in which Halle Berry repeatedly looked like an Angel. The trailer showed glimpses of Halle lookingRead More