Kinyarwanda

Written by: Brenda Umutoniwase

Kinyarwanda: a language that sets me free and reminds me
that I come first while their languages tell me
that...

Reviews


Music
Imico Mibi Mu Rusengero

by Mutsinzi

Imico Mibi Mu Rusengero—Yannick MYK's debut album—is an animated foray into the drama a... Read More
Documentary
I am Not Your Negro

by Amata Giramata

I am Not Your Negro is a documentary by Raoul Peck exploring American race politics wit... Read More
music
Lately

by Mutsinzi

RY spits over this track with a poetic ease that's difficult to match. RY's verses are ... Read More
Short Story
The Sack

by Mutsinzi

Namwali's 'The Sack' feels ever increasingly like a dream, or a nightmare depending on ... Read More
novella
Mahoro

by Mutsinzi

Natacha writes a story filled with confusion, pain and irreversible tragedies. But it i... Read More
film
In the Mood for Love

by Mutsinzi

The tragedy in this film is that Su and Chow's growing sentiments for each other are ne... Read More

Articles


It was a moody and melodic rendition of bars and vocals on a smooth hip-hop beat. RY's verses are a fluid tidal mesh of emotion that flawlessly flow. They're mature, dark and candidly expressed. Read More

We had been, like our ancestors, mentally colonized, convinced that our cultures were primitive and that our skin color did not meet the misconceived beauty standard. Consequently, our society prai... Read More

But how catapulting would it be for Rwanda, if her writers could meet beyond web portals, to share pieces, and form opinions about one another's with the common goal of helping each other ultimatel... Read More

Learning to detect and deter this psychological exploit in every aspect of our lives is the only way not to fall victim to its negative consequences. Read More

Prose & Poetry


Kinyarwanda — by Brenda Umutoniwase

Kinyarwanda: a language that sets me free and reminds me
that I come first while their languages tell me
that I come second, third—l...

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Writer's Block 2 — by Portia Zuba

I am standing on hallowed ground. The people around me are all in the same spirit: they are worshipping and for all I know they might be in heav...
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Writer's Block 1 — by Portia Zuba

The disco lights are a sight for sore eyes. They are shining in a rainbow patttern, even though there is a new color I am not recognizing. Is it...
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MAGAZINE ISSUE #1

18th March 2017