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

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

by Mutsinzi

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

by Mutsinzi

Each track seems to pour into the next, an interlocking quality that I think makes for ... Read More
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
Black Colonialists

by Mutsinzi

Black Vulcanite's first studio album is a melange of stories about real, contemporary i... Read More
Dear Zindagi

by Portia Uwase

“Dear Zindagi” explored issues women in work places have, although to a small extent. T... Read More


In most African cultures, mental illness is a thing that happens in the West. But why is that? Why do we not like to talk about it? Read More
As a whole, the three performances are symbiotic, each unique in their own right and yet pointing at the same truths. That what divides us is smaller than the many rich wonders that should unite us. Read More
The music stops and the immediate effect on the audience is stillness, save for the slow rising of cigarette smoke; we are yet to be awoken from the dreamlike state brought about by this piece. 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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