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Lydia Namubiru
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I.MET.SOMEONE
Hey Flora,  I still miss you.  But… I.MET.SOMEONE  Remember when you used to appraise them, turn up your nose and say, “sister, yiga okwenyinyala.”  Not this one. You would approve of this one. Remember when you dreamt of my wedding to a young man who drove...

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I.MET.SOMEONE
Hey Flora,  I still miss you.  But… I.MET.SOMEONE Remember when you used to appraise them, turn up your nose and say, “sister, yiga okwenyinyala.”  Not this one. You would approve of this one.  Remember when you dreamt of my wedding to a young man who drove...

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Spent and Vaguely Regretful
There is that one person you fall in love with and know you will never climb back out. They are your soul mate, the love of your life. Hers, like yours, remains permanently lodged in a special chamber of the heart even though she never was able to find appr...

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So, now I have to marry a Ugandan for the citizenship?
I have to confess; I hadn't been very enthusiastic about registering for the national ID. They gave the contract to collect personal data on all citizens of politically aware age to the army! Call me paranoid but I think the Americans in the NSA went green ...

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68 Ugandan Writers Call on Government to Drop the Charges Against Dr Stella Nyanzi
I co-sign here to safeguard my own interest as a writer, journalist, Muganda who would like to continue using the full vocabulary of my mother tongue, and a feminist who knows that feminine display of emotion is often censored as unsuitable for contesting t...

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The Most Insulting Thing About Sexism in the Media is How Basic It Is
Look, I am a professional woman. Part of my mantra is; thrive despite the sexism. That being said, I am picky with what sexism I must deal with. I don't go to Owino because the sexism there is too basic and I'm paid enough to curve it. Unfortunately, I find...

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Uber vs Isma
I am deeply distrustful of Uber. In just four months of reporting in New York, I covered three protests against them. From my interviews with yellow cab drivers (often immigrants who have seen their kids through medical and law schools working owl shifts) a...

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Of Course, I'm A Little Person
For a decade, I have wanted to be a single mum who rocks that shit and all the other shit too. You might think that's the 'have it all' baggage that all feminist women seem to carry around. It isn't. What it is, is a middle finger stuck straight up at the f...

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Dwarf of a Life
Yes, love, I should be better than I am I should smile more often than I do I should go out pinch at life a little be less of a nimbus cloud But, love, I am not better than I am So, love, agreed; you choose well for yourself to leave with me, life is only a...

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You Never Unlove People
You never unlove people. You don’t wake up one morning and find you no longer love the person you once loved. It doesn’t happen when you give it a month. Or a year. Maybe not even in a lifetime.   You will always love the people you once loved. Memories of ...
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