Racism and African women on ‘the world’ stage

“This grandmother will become the new boss of WTO,” apparently screamed a headline in a Swiss newspaper. And when, apparently, the headline received backlash the Swiss newspaper changed it on its online version to: “This 66 year old Nigerian will head WTO.” It would be interesting to read what the same Swiss newspaper wrote when,… Continue reading Racism and African women on ‘the world’ stage

Keeping the Chief’s Legacy Alive

Good morning papa. Today, 1st February 2021, marks three months since you rested. You are on my mind in a positive light. I am thinking of you and how among your father’s sons you are the one whom your sisters chose to be your father’s heir and to fill his shoes, so to speak. Within… Continue reading Keeping the Chief’s Legacy Alive

We All Have That One Aunt

As a little girl, in the early 1970s, my parents had a temporary separation. I was probably two or three years old at the time. I stayed with my dad. My mum moved out and was busy with her job as an Air Hostess with East African Airways. Her working, was possibly one of the… Continue reading We All Have That One Aunt

Coping with papa’s death

My young sister, Achom Grace Christine, is currently living out of the country and because of COVID-19 was not able to travel back home to Uganda when our father, papa muzei Ejakait Engineer George William Obityo Owaraga, was taken critically ill and eventually rested. Achom was also not able to come home for papa's Aipuduno… Continue reading Coping with papa’s death

Papa Owaraga’s Burial – Aipuduno

Papa Ejakait Ssalongo Engineer George William Obityo Owaraga, my father, rested. His medical team at the Intensive Care Unit of Uganda Martyrs Hospital Lubaga in Kampala pronounced him passed on at 12:41 a.m. on 1st November 2020. Later that evening and after A-Plus Funeral Management had prepared his body, his remains were brought back to… Continue reading Papa Owaraga’s Burial – Aipuduno