This Is Uganda

_DSC0175 Juliet Aka Phenomenal woman in action. Photo Azania

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks”- `Robert Frost

From great fine artists, to young and promising musicians, and to the poets, Uganda is full of talents yet to be exploited and exposed to the world– if only the media concentrated on appreciating beauty and talents in Uganda and not poverty porn, Idi Amin, Kony, Bad Black and stereo-typing.One famous poet Thomas Gray, was perhaps wise when he stated that poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. The same could be said about Uganda Christian University (UCU)’s Grand Azania last week on February 27th only that this time, we could breath words and our thoughts were burning!

This is a new generation aiming at breaking through the shadows of poetry, art and music legacy left behind by Okot p’ Bitek (Songs of Lawino, Ocol…

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