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Why Books? Books are immortal! So, instead of encouraging writers to focus on blogs, essays and such, we aim to inspire more writers to embrace one of the most powerful mediums of communication ever concieved by man - the book. So, though traditional publishing is out of reach for most aspiring writers, we on the otherhand aspire to not compromise on quality, without letting costs get in the way of creativity and talent exposure. We aspire to be the best and most affordable publishing service any writer will ever be capable of accessing, anywhere!
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This (still little) book, is a collection of deliberately short works (some poems, others mini-stories), that are the shinning gems of various daring and remarkable scribes, from the many NuScribes clubs and families (now forming) in Africa.
Most of these works have been written at NuScribes events (workshops, readings, competitions, showcases, etc), and the one typical criterion for a work to be included in this collection is that it ought have been written within 30 minutes and “within or around 100 words”.
Welcome, enjoy and share these little gems of light..
Welcome to NuScribes!
This little book here, is a work in progress, re-introducing writing to all aspiring writers out there. It is the objective of this little book, to cast writing in a whole new light, to inspire and help nurture the sprouting soul of the writer in each one of us. To both tickle and straighten the appreciation of writing as an art - a divine, mystical art at that. To introduce writing as we care about it here on NuScribes, and to introduce you, the potential scribe, to this wonderful haven of writers called Nu Scribes.
Don't be shy, go straight ahead and dive in...
This is a poem (or song), celebrating and highlighting the grandeur, mystique, beauty and simplicity of that primitive, ancient Africa now lost to the modern mind.
It tells a story, but also makes a call; to those who would wish to see humanity regain its lost, ancient spirit and wisdom, to awaken and summon in their own hearts, that great spirit we could once be.
The poem was written by an elder and teacher of the Nu Chwezi, NX.
LANGUAGE. That's what it's all about - Which is the ORIGINAL? Depends on the READER - You, The Observer. Reality can totally be warped, just by warping Language! Go on, Try It! Try randomly shuffling the letters of your name, and see what you find therein!! Well, because you are... a human?
This book though, is about another kind of language - formal and especially machine languages. That's all that computers are about - language modelled, simulated and observed, executed!
Isn't this what everything is? Models, Simulations and Observations. Interesting!
Well, check this Art. It's called Source Code. A Very Very Ancient Art, known to the Ancient One.
All man's progress (and occassionally, his downfall), starts with a thought. This is the single reason why thinking - right thinking - is such a critical thing to mankind. Thinking on its own is adorable, but when employed in the pursuit of Truth, is the most remarkable faculty posssessed by mankind.
It is thinking, applied in this manner, that we call Philosophy, and far from the constraints of formal debates, dull classes or tense sermons, philosophy has been (and is still) practised and enjoyed by men and women of all kinds; from way back, when man first questioned the relevance of keeping a wolf about him instead of chasing it off, to this present moment - as you probably ponder whether it makes sense to allow this volume to engage your thinking capacity for the next couple minutes or days... or whether it's easier and preferable give-in to the temptation of ignoring Truth.
Think about it, don't you really want to find out more? Ask more questions? Question the answers and counter-answers? Compare competing "truths" or just discard all pretensions to truth and just seek the Truth? And what is Truth anyways?
Why not join us, take a long walk, as we talk and think, about some very important questions, so we can finally sit down or jump (in surrender or celebration), when we finally stumble upon the Truth! Truth, when finally possessed, sets you FREE and EMPOWERS YOU. Come, let's walk...
This brief essay is written in defense of Witchcraft (not just African Witchcraft), and any other apparently “primitive”, “repulsive”, “uncivilized”, “noninstitutionalized” forms of Magick and Spirituality, especially, as explored and practiced by apparently “primitive” cultures, some consciously deviant, free-thinking and or otherwise curious human beings in our day and time. These systems of faith have been under attack, in the face of mainstream, popular and predominantly western systems –the Abrahamic faiths being the worst culprits, and yet, to many of those who engage in them, especially we as native Africans still in touch with our ancient, collective unconscious, they hold the same or even more potency than what mainstream systems can offer.
This essay is not an attack on mainstream faiths, but is instead an exploration of the principles that might help see to a more harmonious, more liberal and more progressive co-existence of the many faiths and spiritual systems – old and new; how and why we need to embrace a bold new world, in which spiritual diversity is not only tolerated, but greatly encouraged, without fear and without favor.
We are the Reference.
An environment with machines, has a particular impact on us, which we can't ignore anymore.
Unless you're living under a rock, you've definitely heard of the Nu Chwezi People!
Among the many things we shall be remembered for, is this nifty, cryptic and irreparably impeccable little occult technology simply called "+Shrine". Read the papers, visit and try it out yourself if you haven't already.
Whatever. Check the things this little window into the Wyrd has managed to surface... mostly unaltered. Beware though, when it's called "Esoteric", there's a good reason the eyebrows shouldn't rise.
Let's _ what keeps mad men even busier...
This is a book on wisdom - seeking, identifying, using and dispensing wisdom. But first and foremost, it's a book of wisdom, initially blank, but desiring wisdom, and thus by necessity, to be filled by wisdom.
As wisdom freely offers herself to those that seek her, so can't I restrain her to myself, and so I share this wisdom with whomever has a desire for her as well.
This is a brief note on the fundamental nature of science, its method, power and limitations. It also presents open questions concerning what we might do concerning whether its beneficial for humanity to continue to pursue and trust in unscientific systems of inquiry and their authorities or not.
The ideas are at the core of the work being undertaken by the author and other similar researchers, into how science can better be utilized to not only advance the industrial, material needs of humanity, but also its spiritual needs - if at all such is feasible.
We are at the dawn of a new era, and it's critical that thinkers all over the world engage in a review of these fundamental perspectives we hold today, especially with regards to the most widely held worldviews, of which science is a dominant, albeit ill understood paradigm.
Dedicated to free-thinkers, men and women that love wisdom and those inquirers into the essential nature of our existence.
Lutalo Joseph Willrich
joe [at] nuchwezi [dot] com
NuChwezi School of the Esoteric.
This note has also been published on ISSU, and you can get a PDF of the same from there.
This book's meant to be a collection of recipes I've merely improvised, regardless of whether they turned out to be delicious, nutritious or not... These are my experiments in the art of cooking ;-)
Who knows, maybe one or more recipes in here will inspire you to remix one of the dishes here, and make me some delightful gastronomic madness next time I dine at yours! There's always 9 ways to cook a cat during one lifetime, right?
In this brief are highlighted a couple of technologies that have been built to aid in or augment the Occult (Great) Work. These technologies have all been built at The NuChwezi Esoteric School (NES), in Uganda, East Africa, and are actively used in our practice. The purpose of this brief is to highlight their key aspects, the motivation behind each of them, and how they might be of use to other practitioners out there – some might even be able to evolve these tools or suggest feature improvements – that’s most desired.
This is a collection of micro-tales, viral jokes, overhyped alerts, underrated maxims and other things I've witnessed while giving audience to the friendly, talkative folks on Social Media.
Many times, these messages, which typically are aimed at groups - esp. WhatsApp Groups, contain verbatim instructions for the recipient to forward the message to others! I typically don't find it prudent to obey, and so have chosen to systematically disobey, by instead curating some of these messages here, so in the future, everyone that'd have pointed fingers at me or accused me for not sharing, can instead thank me - yes, am sure many will have deleted these, or long forgotten about them, by the time the next viral distraction comes along!
Alright, friends, brothers, siststers and babysitters, here we go...
On the night of her 13th birthday, Kaina goes to bed all happy and excited about the trip next day. The lights go out, the music goes silent, and she dives into a really unnormal dream, from which she escapes, only to experience an even more unnatural encounter... of the same kind!
This short story will take you on a tour of the extreme side of dreams and then far beyond, into the less known, less understood realm of our own awareness of identity and the myriad secrets awaiting each one of us... in the land of (waking) dreams.
Turn the lights out, let's go dreaming... dark!
This book is basically a collection of awesome (and many, powerful), ideas I've found lying around as I went about my life as a writer in pursuit of growth and perfection.
Most (if not all) of these, have been sinfully copied here from their original homes (books, blogs, magazines, etc); but I believe, the value of preserving these ideas in one place, so they can best benefit those in most need of them (those seeking to get better at writing), outweighs the guilt of having robbed from the otherwise "richer" homes, to enrich the many starving ones out there.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE?
Thousands of people were asked that question in various places all over the world (see the Project here), and in this piece, I attempt to collect together a good number of them - taking care to not echo most duplicates, but again, preserve an idea of what dreams most people had. Definitely, there could be bias in the chocies I made (I can't say I was objectively random), but I tried to be fair to all sorts of perspectives - including the ones that admitted to being clueless!
Okay, personally, were I to answer this question, my answer would already be somewhere on line...
What about you? Which of these responses resonates the most with you? Do you think it worth to ask this question, and try answering it?
This epic poem, celebrates the experience of one commuter, on behalf of all those that do hop on and off those myriad minibus taxis on Kampala's streets, sometimes called matatus, but actually better regarded as killatatus, for reasons you are about to find out...
This book chronicles the growing involvement and interests of the Nu Chwezi, in technology, especially those ideas bordering on bringing the future, quickly, into the present. Many of the ideas presented here are already being explored in our labs, and some are things we only plan or hope to tackle eventually. Ultimately, this is a repository of the ideas behind much of the technology research we desire to contribute to, as our solid contribution to the building of a Nu Africa, a Nu World, a Nu Humanity... for the better.
It is our responsibility as technologists and creators, to shape and manifest the world others only dream of.
A collection of lovely poems by the Nu Scribe Joseph Kimbugwe.
A collection of poems and prose for easy reading, fun and well... the joy of language!
It is our pleasure to not just curate some of the gems of the language and culture we love so much, but to bring these to a wider audience, especially by leveraging the modern technologies of the web, mobile and beyond. It's our hope that more people will want to learn more about Bunyoro-Kitara, the Banyoro, their language, culture, beliefs, myths and ancient and modern lives, by reading the things we (and others) write about it. Most importantly though, we desire to inspire many others to likewise collect, curate and share similar information, even if not about Bunyoro as such, but about other similarly endangered African cultures and our collective African heritage.
Disclaimer: most of the information we present has not "really" been published before, and most is being sourced from relatives, friends, elders and the like. There might be errors (including grammatical and semantic ones), and should you find any such mistakes in our works, please help serve the future even better, by letting us know, or sending corrections where possible. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A live blog, and curation of ideas and thoughts inspired by the tech in our lives.
Let's face it, here's the latest WHO stats on Malaria
About 3.2 billion people – nearly half of the world's population – are at risk of malaria. In 2015, there were roughly 214 million malaria cases and an estimated 438 000 malaria deaths. Increased prevention and control measures have led to a 60% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2000.
When I say let's get serious about killing these bloody bastards, some folks be quacking! And who said all wars have to be fought with mere wrath and a disregard for humor? To those ready for bloody war against these Mosquito races (yes, there's even those who've brought the Zika to us), let's get started...
Source: Patrice Lumumba, The Truth about a Monstrous Crime of the Colonialists, Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1961, pp 105-115.
Written: by N. KHOKHLOV, Izvestia Special Correspondent
Transcribed: by Thomas Schmidt.
Reproduced on NuScribes, having been found on the darkweb, so the majority of Africans might discover and read this significant aspect of our history.
This is a book celebrating, curating and exposing some of the most legendary Hip Hop poems ever written. The works have been annotated and their video or audio included for preview where possible, as a means to augement and place the poem in context.
Most of them have been performed, and have gained fame in the ears of both pop and cult listeners, but some have almost never seen the light of day - mostly because their authors were too inclined to do art for its own sake, a trait you'll come to appreciate in many of the relics included herein.
Writting is a rite, writting is divine. The word written is immortalized, the word spoken begets the universe by affirming what the will visualizes, and so, art forms such as Hip Hop, illustrate and celebrate the most divine of forms of human expression - the manifesting and application of the spoken word. And where conscious, mindful writting was involved, not only do we discover the power of verbal expression, but also get to experience the beauty of ideas immortalized in works of scribes.
This is a work in the spirit of the ancient rite of Hip Hop.
A growing collection of charms and little secrets of Africa and its people, carefully unveiled using poetry and free verse. Read once, read twice, relive the experience for ever.
The growing collection of works submitted from the NuScribes Club at St. Joseph Girls Secondary School in Nsambya, Kampala. Poetry, short-stories and more...
Information wants to be FREE.
Herein are shared links to the minds of great men and women, and the various (mostly occult) forces that inspired and or guided them.
Knowledge is Power, in the hands of those prepared to use it.
Just as your body needs food, so does your mind and spirit.
This is a compilation of all the lyrics used on the WIP debut Hip Hop album by Nemesis Fixx. These lyrics are also published elsewhere (on Genius), but they are here presented, to be available to those who wish to study them, all in one place, and maybe also download the catalog for offline reference.
For those who are new to Hip Hop, or Conscious Hip Hop to be precise, there are some things about the lyrics in this album that you might want to look out for or keep in mind:
Everything that has a start, will also have an end.
As long as we are finite beings, death shall dwell with and matter to us.
Death is not necessarily the end of life.
We must learn to understand, relate to, not fear, face and transcend death - for ourselves, and for the good of our entire species.
This book is a collection of notes1 on the subject of death, with special emphasis on perspectives and topics relevant to the students and adepts of Occult Science especially. If you wish to master the mysteries of death, this book is dedicated to you.
1These notes are mostly excerpts from the material available to students of Occult Science at the NuChwezi School of the Esotetic (E. Africa)
Sometimes, the effort it takes to compile and write a good book, sets up a barrier to what knowledge can be shared with those who need it. In the modern times, thanks to the internet, it's often easy to share with others, small tidbits of wisdom, insight and experience concerning an otherwise megalith domain of knowledge as magick, esoteric and occult science.
Having noticed how often people on the web ask for context-specific knowledge or answers on certain facets of these fields, I've decided to echo some of my postings (as well as those of others), which taken in isolation can offer the curious student quick glimpses of otherwise daunting topics, or which when taken together, can offer the careful student possibly huge dividends.
The structure of this book is simple; a topic or question is presented, and then one or more responses or pieces of information related to it are presented. The aim isn't to exhaust everything there is to know about the said topic or question, but to capture whatever useful insights there are, especially from real students and practioners of magick, occult and esoteric science and arts.
The aim of the book is to give personal advise or answers on otherwise general topics and problems (in the domains of magick, occult and esoteric sciences and arts).
Africa's greatest problems are never going to be solved by anyone not African. Africa's greatest problems have nothing to do with money, the lack of housing or with the lack of fancy material comforts or the failure to catch up with western materialistic dreams. The problems of Africa start with our spirit - we have sustained deep wounds to the core of Who We Are, we have lost grasp of Who We Are, we now suffer, because we fear Who We Are! It's a spiritual problem first, then intellectual, and the rest readily follows.
FIRST, WE NEED TO REDISCOVER, WHO WE ARE.
Africa Needs Spiritual Healing - not with the help of Christianity, Islam or any other "foreign" faith, but by the conscious application and development of our own native and derivative spiritual systems. Spirituality, used wisely and consciously, is to be the single most powerful tool for restoring the African Mind and Spirit, to its former glory and then beyond.
This isn't an ordinary book, and it might also not be for the faint of heart. But any African is very likely to readily find solace herein, and glean from it the sort of wisdom and power that would most transform their lives, empower and liberate them - in whatever way that might be.
It's not just text either. It's a collection of material collected from many places, that are meant to approach or shine light on the matter of African Spirituality, from many contexts, and using different medium; word of mouth, video, music, text, images and more. Enjoy, and be touched - right now!
Art Credits: "Witch Concept2", TobyFoxArt
Not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with
(of a person) very annoying or difficult to deal with
Something that cannot be done
Sounds familiar? Well, perhaps you are in for a little suprise, or you are about to start relating...