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
Wait 2 Wait Teaser

by Mutsinzi

Chase's music pours with emotion and is at once nostalgic and relatable. The artist exp... Read More
literature
Symbols and Signs

by Mutsinzi

For the elderly couple, life seems bleak, devoid of the metaphorical sunshine and Nabok... Read More
music
Igisabo

by Mutsinzi

Darkecy continues to fill his music with rich and original Rwandan references and still... Read More
music
300

by Mutsinzi

Stifler's ability to switch between dialects and languages allows for his music to carr... Read More
music
Steve Lacy's Demo

by Mutsinzi

Each track seems to pour into the next, an interlocking quality that I think makes for ... Read More
music
Why the Ijoro Project is Revolutionary

by Amata Giramata

The project shows the importance of normalizing Rwandan slang. I think this is one of m... 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