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
Ntawamusimbura

by Keza Nzisabira

As soon as one presses play, the soulful beat overtakes the listener. As he starts sing... Read More
music
Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' teaser

by Ines Makuza

The nostalgic tune is a perfect love song to the places, experiences and the people who... Read More
film
Fences

by Bwiza Charlotte

As the audience, we particularly experience a growing ugly conflict between Troy and hi... Read More
literature
A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe

by Igihozo Gloria

Through vigorous campaigns, bribes, greed and badmouthing, Nanga and Odili expose the r... Read More
film
Nerve

by Uwase Portia Zuba

The colorful visuals, and the variety in the soundtracks (bubblegum pop, electronic pop... Read More
music
Ndashaje by Andy Bumuntu

by Mutsinzi

The two complement each other almost seamlessly, it is as though, I felt, all Rwandan 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