Kulika Omwaka

Today I learnt a new phrase in the Luganda language. Instead of saying “Happy New Years”, the Luganda speaking people say Kulika Omwaka, meaning “congratulations on surviving the last year”, and what an appropriate phrase it is for this year. 2020 was the year of collective trauma, a year of unfulfilled promises and cancelled plans.Continue reading “Kulika Omwaka”

Semester One Update

Its the end of semester one of my PhD. It has been fun and sometimes stressful. From funding applications to contacting publishers for potential projects, it has been an amazing experience. Top Three things I’ve enjoyed this semester: Being considered an expert (although prematurely) in a specific subject area. With my thesis question being anContinue reading “Semester One Update”

Amongst the Dead Things

When it all began You were so vibrant and colourful Bright greens and blinding yellows You stood so majestic Facing the shinning sun Within months you began to whither All your flowers faded away The old leaves slowly died Before long new life began No longer did you bloom But green leaves grew firm TheyContinue reading “Amongst the Dead Things”

PhD – Week 1

So last week was the first week of my PhD and I have been filled with so many different emotions. From joy and nostalgia at being back in academia at my previous university to stress and imposter syndrome at the amount of work I already have to do, to absolute excitement at actually doing theContinue reading “PhD – Week 1”