On being jobless

It is appointed that once in a man’s life he shall find himself in the state of unemployment. First, there is the shock among immediate family and friends when it becomes known that you have entered the state of ‘joblessness’, especially when you, not your employer, are the one who decides to terminate the employer-employee … More On being jobless

Not another circus

When it comes to Christian celebrations, I like Easter best of all. Unlike Christmas, which has become a circus of lights, shopping, sales, giveaways, eating, drinking and unfortunate black men sweating in woolly Santa- Claus suits, no amount of worldliness can cover up the fact that we are celebrating the death and resurrection of our … More Not another circus

Night- Elie Wiesel

A review by Stella Riunga    Reading genocide memorials is not easy. It takes a lot to come eyeball-to-eyeball with the full extent of the depravity of man. I’ve read books on the Rwanda Genocide, on the LRA and the devastation they brought about in Northern Uganda and on the Holocaust, and they invariably lead … More Night- Elie Wiesel

Treasures at the BOB

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” Desiderius Erasmus (Writer, Dutch humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher and theologian.)   I think this Desiderius character has been watching me on hidden camera. It was a Tuesday afternoon this week. Early afternoon, with … More Treasures at the BOB