‘Okutambula Nga Omuganda’ – The performance of lineage.

Today I want to talk about how, we pay homeage and tribute to our ancestors. In Luganda, this is called Okutambula Nga Omuganda. This is where someone says their full name, including family name (elinya lyekikka) and their Christian name if any for example my name is Nakitto and my Christian name is Irene. In…

Top tips to teach children the times tables

Ten Twelve Tips To Help Kids Learn The Multiplication Tables Fast. Have lots of activities involved. If you are going to teach the tables to your child,make sure you have a lot of fun games, quizzes, techniques, hacks to learn them fast.Have at least five games, songs, etc. Use visuals, yes, I know its Math’s…

Sir Ernest Bazanye.

It is DAY TWO of the #AugustRush blogging challenge by Uganda blogging community and we were asked to review our favorite blog or bloggers. Having been torn between Bazanye and Biko Zulu, I decided to go with Bazanye. For reasons like ‘I have read/known Bazanye longer’ , ‘Bubu’ and other such reasons. I love Bazanye…

My favorite Blogging Moment

I started blogging around 2013. I started after reading a blog post by my favorite columnist who had started a blog too. I found out that I too could start one and start on the blogging journey. So I started a one. I read that you can blog about anything so I started with just…

Heroes of Corona Virus – Pandemic

by Nakitto Irene Imagine a situation where we run from those who have corona virus, The heroes run to rescue them, their only protection is masks Imagine a situation where all transport is closed, we can’t leave our homes The heroes walk morning and evening to go rescue the patients Remember the UK nurse who…

Grief Child – Chapter One Summary

The chapter opens in the night in the village of Sisa, a village in the middle of the forest. It is night time and all people a sleeping. Adu, the protagonist, shares a bed with his sister Yaa. In his sleep, he throws his hand in Yaa’s face, who wakes up shocked. She restores the…

Grief Child by Lawrence Darmani – Plot Summary

Grief Child is one of those books which that will make you cry many times. It also helps throw some light on how children face and deal with grief espcially loss of loved ones. The novel follows the life of Adu, a young boy who goes through many tragedies in his life. At the beginning…

How to Start a Blog

Starting a blog is easy. I am going to take you through this with the example of wordpress.com. I highly recommend wordpress, or medium.com for starters, but you are free to use whichever you choose. Also, WordPress provides a rich set of features and can take you through the process of setting up. Due to limited…

My Favorite Blogs…

Here are some of my favorite blogs. Arts blogs Brittle paper. It has some of the best essays to ever come out of Africa. If I am looking for news and trends in the literature world, my go to blog is brittlepaper.com. It also has yearly awards and best articles written throughout the year. A…

The Positives of Uganda’s Health System in this Pandemic…

Thoughts on Uganda’s Health Care system. By Nakitto Irene. First off, I salute the Ministry of Health and Uganda Gov’t for the great job they are doing in combating this pandemic which has defeated countries with the best health care systems in the world. All eyes are on Uganda as everyone is wondering how we…

Things I do for self-care…

Here are a few things I do for self-care. Self-care is important to help us cope with stress, difficult situations, and enable us live a better, healthy and positive life. Health care. I pay a lot of attention to my health. I practice healthy habits like eating a lot of fruits and dark green vegetables….

Thoughts on the Lock-down…

Lessons to learn from the covid19. Well well well. Where can I start. This whole covid was the true definition of what in my mother tongue we call “ebigwa tebilaze!” but here are a few things I have learnt. Boda bodas are VERY important. The internet is ‘importanter!’ Your Excellency was a comedian in his…