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


documentary
A Boy from Rwanda

by Mutsinzi

This film is a demonstration of Darkecy's progress as an artist and points to what is t... Read More
music
Blackbird

by Ines Makuza

The simplicity of the song itself goes back to a day unlike today, with the use of few ... Read More
film
Timbuktu

by Mutsinzi

Visually, 'Timbuktu' is just quite honestly stunning. It was shot in Oualata, a town in... Read More
Literature
The Weight of Heaven

by Portia Uwase

She talks about corruption, white race superiority in India, exploitation of local work... Read More
film
Beasts of No Nation

by Ines Makuza

Fukunaga portrayed something, raw, intense, harrowing and astonishingly emotional, givi... Read More
literature
Flipped

by Portia Uwase

There is nothing that makes you flip like a bittersweet, hopeful, beautiful cliffhanger. 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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18th March 2017