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”

Day 1: Outside the Window

The New Year’s winter morning is warmer than most, by far the warmest I’ve felt all year round. There is no cold, chilling breeze and the frost flakes that usually grace our January mornings have been reported missing. Despite this, the trees still stand tall, almost victorious at the prospect of survival during these winterContinue reading “Day 1: Outside the Window”