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· The Stress To Success Factor

· On Trains

· Disaster Work

· In the Jelly Fish Jar

· Snake Road

· Scent of the Ages

· U.Mass-Boston on a Rainy June Day, 2009

· The Wharf

· Morning Song

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· Tiger Lily Season

· D-Day, Plus Sixty-Five

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  madaraja (bridges)
by Linda Buskey LeBlanc
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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madaraja (bridges)

in Uganda we build
madaraja. swollen rivers
to cross, bellies to fill.
ugali porridge
of peasants who need chakula
to survive, shulas to learn in
olass about freedom not
fear of shauri from
shifta with guns.
matutus speed alongside
in jua kali as
fair skin burns, a crisp
shell ready to molt.
"Wewe, muzungu, white man."
I plead with them,
"Mimi vijana, I am not old."
"Wewe, muzungu."
I don't want to die,
shitake kufu, please."
we carry Uganda--
schools, food, books,
build bridges. they don't
want to die.

Linda Buskey LeBlanc






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Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/15/2010
excellent title, well written. - morgan
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 9/15/2010
Written with feeling. An eye opener for many of us.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/14/2010
Intense and real look into the world of the less fortunate...can feel this one deeply
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/14/2010
Vital links, Linda.
I like the use of local language, the interspersions work well here because they're assimilated fluently and they lend authenticity.


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