There was a Time

By Arach Sarah Atim There was a time in this beautiful land of ours when we worshiped the gods, till when the mediators led our souls to the ancestral spirits. There was a time when we danced to the sounds of drums, a time when we held so much pride in our Larakaraka dance. And…

Arach Sarah Atim

Arach Sarah Atim was born on the 26th November 1992 to Mr Amone Charles Delcol and Ms Amony Eva of Gulu District. Mr Amone Charles Delcol is a Senior Lecturer at Gulu University and Ms. Amony Eva is a house wife. Sarah is a talented writer of poetry and fiction. She started school at Nsambya…

Those Seeds

By Isaac Newton Ojok Those seeds watered by tears, are yet to bloom, for great tragedy forms life in which great recovery can take root and blossom But only if you plant the seeds One seed was wild, guilty of true love; it grew into lust Second seed saw no sun; it got the wind…

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…

Isaac Newton Ojok

Isaac Newton Ojok was born early morning on February 18, 1990. It was a Sunday. By then Gulu, a small town in Northern Uganda was engulfed in the confusion of active combat between Lord’s Resistance Army and the National Resistance Army, currently renamed Uganda People’s Defense Forces. His parents are Mrs. Apiyo Beatrice and Mr.…

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…

Time

By Rashida Namulondo In the corridor of time I peeped through the keyhole of 2099. The television said the nuclear war might be tomorrow The radio said, The globe has warmed up And the North Pole has melted away The phone said to the man with it, Evacuate! The government experiment was a disaster and…

The Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award 2013

Rashida Namulondo Wins Fifth and Last BNP Award for Uganda By Beatrice Lamwaka Rashida Namulondo has won the fifth Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award for 2013 with her poem, Time.The award ceremony was held in House of Biriyani in Kampala on Friday, 28 June 2013. The colorful event was attended by writers and literary enthusiasts, and…

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…

Raïs Neza Boneza

Raïs Neza Boneza was born in the former Zaïre, now Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Boneza is a writer and poet with 3 poetry collections, 2 books of non-fiction and several articles and essays on transformative justice. He has travelled extensively in Africa and around the world as a lecturer, educator and consultant for various…