Book Review: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

So before opening this book, I had already judged it by its cover. I had judged the book to be about a man who married 4 wives who all had secret lives and helped each other cover up each other’s secrets. That they were like sister wives, with emphasis on the metaphorical sisterhood, who supportedContinue reading “Book Review: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives”

Erased

She parked the car just at the edge of the forest. She sat in her car after turning the engine off, wondering if this was truly what she wanted to do. She remembered the conversation she had had with Tibi last night, his disappointment and frustration at her for the choice she was making. “WhyContinue reading “Erased”

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”

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

A few months ago, I asked a friend to recommend a book for me to read. However, the condition was that it could not be just any book, it had to be a book that changed her perspective and outlook, a book that made an impact. With that in mind, she recommended The Handmaid’s Tale.Continue reading “Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale”