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This platform is combines new ways of publishing books, discovering writers and enjoying books in a whole new and flexible way online and offline.
The innovation introduces a self-publishing model in which authors enrolled onto the platform get to author books with simple, online editors directly on the platform, review their work, and then finally self-publish the polished or draft pieces for the entire world to read!
The entire world can browse all free and public NuScribes libraries; either reading the books directly online, or downloading portable, standard e-book formats (EPUB), for reading offline on any ebook reader software of their liking; on mobile, tablet or desktop.
NuScribes is especially aimed at a new breed of young, creative and adventurous writers, and especially with a hope to inspire many otherwise unpublished and uncelebrated talent in schools (especially girls) all across Africa, to get their voice to the whole world for Free!
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!
We also aspire to inspire more africans to read and write constructive books, not just online, but offline as well, as a more progressive and recreational means to spend time - in the process, nurturing and inspiring the next generation of eminent african intellectuals and scholars.
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.
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?
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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'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?
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.
A collection of lovely poems by the Nu Scribe Joseph Kimbugwe.
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.
A collection of poems and prose for easy reading, fun and well... the joy of language!
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...