Doreen Baingana | The Sun Magazine

Doreen Baingana

Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan writer who has made the U.S. her home for more than ten years. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Potomac Review, Crab Orchard Review, Meridian, African American Review, Glimmer Train and the poetry anthology Beyond the Frontier.

— From March 2003


Boarding school is like purgatory, or prison — being sent away to wait. That’s mainly what I do: wait for time to pass. There are five more hours to supper, and I’m hungry already. I’m up here in an empty classroom, writing in my diary when I’m supposed to be studying, ’cause it’s one week till finals. Three more long weeks, then home, home at last.

March 2003
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