Thirty-Two Dead, Eighty Injured, in Nigeria Market Blast

by Ssekandi Ssegujja Ronald
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Sister, forgive us.
We are still buried
in French grief.

Try us, maybe
in the next life.
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srsSsekandi Ssegujja Ronald is the director of Writing Our World, a Ugandan NGO that uses writing, debating, and spoken-word to empower young East Africans. His short story “Walls and Borders” won the 2014 Writivism Short-Story Prize for Eastern Africa. He also recites poetry and has performed spoken-word in Kampala, Kigali, and Hamburg.