‘Yes, I am a witch’

Salmata said it, so they would not kill her and her daughter.

‘Yes, I am a witch’

It was the only choice available.

Mothers were cast away from their homes, their children. And children pay that their mothers are ‘witches’.

Salmata, Asara and I are women, and we did the wrong type of witchcraft. The men practiced it too but, theirs is a good type.

All it took for the label is a fowl. Its wings failed to point to the sky.

That made me a witch.

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This work was developed during the African Women’s Development Fund and Femrite African Women Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop in Uganda, July 2014.