Magazine Issue #2

Coming 18th March

  1. Introduction

  2. ‘On Art Criticism’ by Agatoni

  3. ‘Black Panther Review’ by Portia Uwase and Brenda Umutoniwase

  4. ‘My Two Cents on Sexual Assault’ by Uwera Ntaganzwa

  5. Poem: ‘I am but a woman’ by Ines Makuza and Luther.O

  6. ‘Ikibandi review’ by Kassy Irebe and Mutsinzi

  7. ‘On Fiction Writing’ by Samantha Teta

  8. ‘In Conversation with Isumbabyose and Onekey’ by Mutsinzi

  9. Photo Essay: ‘Capturing the Ordinary’ by Marvin Karenzi

  10. ‘Art is Yours. Art is Mine’ by Maya Mutesi.



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

by Mutsinzi

Natacha writes a story filled with confusion, pain and irreversible tragedies. But it i... Read More
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
Everything I Never Told You

by Ines Makuza

Set in a time when interracial marriages were heavily frowned upon, James and Marilyn L... Read More
Les Quatre Cents Coups

by Mutsinzi

Escapism is a poignant motif in the film and it becomes heavier with the boy's many att... 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
Figure out the point at which you want to start something, and go at whatever speed works for you; you don’t have to “be on their level”. Be on your own damn level! Read More
Our world redefines and criticizes beauty on a daily basis. I find beauty to be a fickle concept. Displayed and examined on the immense platform that the world wide web is and then tied in with cyb... Read More
My extreme weight loss came with an unwanted baggage- ulcers. My stomach had literally digested itself due to minimal food ingestion. Read More

Prose & Poetry

Writer's Block 3 — by Portia Zuba

We are revising our final paper I look at the girls I have been spending the last few days with, and wonder if we will go back to awkwardly nodd...
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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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