The Dream

By Isaac Newton Ojok On the thatched papyrus bed I lay, half dead in sleep I slept and dreamed the dream it was a flow of demons on every side I felt the devils touch, and I became the malicious half dwarf. Principal of joy in destruction and no human was my counter part, I…

Innovation

By Clemence Taremwa It’s a new era, Drums roll, Curtains follow, No more type writers; They are in the gutters. No more desktops; In the queue are laptops. We have I pads; We have note pads. But after the I -pads what next? We will use the wind to send a text! Just like blowing…

Fatima

By Raïs Neza Boneza Fatima, the dreamer, of joys and passions past, In her new family, so young, She the smoke of fury, And behind her, rumors. Fatima, the youngest girl, Stricken by the fruit of romance Sits, thinking of paths, which once seemed so clear. Fatima, the innocent, In the middle of her earthly…

Lamunu, my Mother

By James Onono Ojok Lamunu,my mother daughter of the great Ya-coni* he killed the lion died for his daughter. born during the Protectorate. Catherine became her name from the kraal of Patiko she emerged the gap between her teeth shining in natural beauty. Unfavoured girls of her time would hire a Lanak her’s was natural…

Portrait of a Farmer

By James Onono Ojok She planted her seeds Waited and weeded Weeded in tune with tending And hoped for a better yield When rain delayed She laboured with calabash and can in hand As she desired a better yield Darling of the garden A gardener by origin Her home village adorned with Tugu palm Their…