WinterABC2022 Stories of Awareness: African Women

African Woman I celebrate you because you have a good heart.  You have proved that all skin types are beautiful. Thank you for turning your house into a home. Dear African woman I applaud you for your creativity, you have woven beautiful crafts. Your crafts celebrate the African culture and tell the African story. IContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Awareness: African Women”

WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: Africa my motherland

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa” -John Hemingway You are beautiful as the African sunset, your people surely inherited the beauty from you. The beat of the drum always warms an African heart. If one starts a song, everyone will join in unison and your children will dance until theContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: Africa my motherland”

WinterABC2022 Stories of home: To the parents of an African Princess

Dear Nandi and Tawanda You are blessed to be born in a home where everyone embraces being African. Congratulations on giving birth to an African princess and I hope you will teach her a lot about our African culture. Nyeredzi has a beautiful name. Nandi and Tawanda, I believe that you will raise Nyeredzi (Star)Continue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of home: To the parents of an African Princess”

Is the male species really the evil gender?

“Men go for maids not because of the way she looks it has nothing to do with looks, it is the fact that she takes care of his needs”A few weeks back I had an interesting conversation with a group of men and they shared a lot of things about women, relationships and why menContinue reading “Is the male species really the evil gender?”

A review-Life will humble you

Author: Audrey N ChirenjeCover rating: 3/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: culture, love, religion, support system Summary: Life will humble is a love story about Ronda and Ricardo affectionately known as Riko. Ronda’s life takes a 360° turn when she is kicked out of her matrimonial home because she fails to conceive. When Ronda is trying to get backContinue reading “A review-Life will humble you”

A book review-The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives

Author: Lola ShoneyinCover rating: 3/50verall rating:4.8/5 Themes: polygamy, secrets, security, family, impotence, societal expectations SummaryThe book is a hilarious piece and it tells the story of Baba Segi and his four wives. The author introduces the four wives and learn or understand how they ended up being in Baba Segi’s household. The reasons include societalContinue reading “A book review-The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives”

WinterABC 2021 Day 16- The Roora Squad

Today’s post is a continuation of yesterday’s post. The lobola or roora negotiations nowadays are incomplete without the ‘roora squad.’ The roora squad is made up of friends or siblings of the bride and they are there to offer moral support and celebrate with the bride. I am at that age where a  former classmate,Continue reading “WinterABC 2021 Day 16- The Roora Squad”

WinterABC 2021 Day 15-The roora or lobola day (1)

Welcome to the Culture and Fashion Week The lobola negotiations bring two families together (the bride’s and the groom’s) and it is also a day of celebration. In some cases the mediator from the groom’s family is given a list of the proposed bride price and the gifts that they should buy for the parentsContinue reading “WinterABC 2021 Day 15-The roora or lobola day (1)”

A book review-Manchester Happened

Author : Jeniffer Nansubuga MakumbiCover rating :3/5Overall rating : 4/5 What l loved about the book The stories were told through the eyes of Ugandan nationals who are in the diaspora. Although l am not an Ugandan national an never been to the diaspora l can relate to most of the stories orexperiences. My highlightsEverContinue reading “A book review-Manchester Happened”

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