He who runs in every man perishes his life, just as the soul that runs in all souls perishes it’s spiritBiték
Poetry Show Review: Tears of a Baby Maker
A young man walks onto the stage and boldly proclaims that he is a rapist. At the audience’s shocked gasp, he reiterates, “Yes, I am a rapist!”(more…)
Play Review: Tropical Fish
On the eve of Uganda’s 59th birthday, I watched Tropical Fish.(more…)
Book Review: Kunda
Author: Rachael A.Z Mutabingwa
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Book Blurb: It is 1975, and it is 1850.
The Twijuk family is trapped on the front lines of a civil war, and a terminal illness.
Kunda, the pregnant daughter of a Life-Witness is torn between her love for a former pirate and her duty as a half-spirit.
Book Review: Foreign Gods Inc.
Book: FOREIGN GODS, INC.
AUTHOR: Okey Ndibe
PUBLISHED: JANUARY, 2014
Book Description: Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery.(more…)
20 Minutes with POMPI
This is my first entry to the #ugblogmonth. I decided to jump in today because I have been wanting to write about this for a long time. I didn’t struggle to pick who I would choose for the 20 minutes. I knew that it had to be someone from Lota House. If it were possible, I would choose all the artists. But alas, it is not.(more…)
Book Review: Kas Kazi
Author: The Hekaya Arts Initiative
Book Blurb: Abdi wants to create a new tune and galvanise his dying band, find his father and, reunite with his lover. When his love is tested, Abdi follows the winds north from Kilwa to Mombasa, carrying his hopes and dreams along. He must survive heartbreak and escape a near death experience to overcome the folly of youth.
Back from London with a heavy baggage, Mumtaz must deal with the reality that hers is a small town. Can she withstand the guilt and gossip?(more…)
BOOK REVIEW: A KILLING IN THE SUN
Author: Dilman Dila
Publisher: Black Letter Media.
Synopsis: A killing in the sun is a collection of speculative fiction from Africa. It draws from the rich oral culture of the author’s childhood, to tell a wide variety of stories. Some of these stories are set in a futuristic Africa, where technology has transformed everyday life and a dark force rules. Others are set in the present day, with refugee aliens from outer space, ghosts haunting brides and grooms, evil scientists stalking villages, and greedy corporations creating apocalypses. There are murder mysteries, tales of reincarnation and of the walking dead, and alternative worlds whose themes any reader will identify with. This collection is deftly crafted, running along the thin boundary of speculative and literary genres.(more…)