*The following content might be disturbing or triggering to some readers* In light of current events that are taking place in South Kivu (DRC), this poetry series aims to express the frustrations of anyone who may come from a minority group. Banyamulenge - ethnic tutsi group of people from the High Plateau of South Kivu … Continue reading I. *6 Days *
I’ve always loved travelling and it didn't matter whether it was 45 min away from home or 30 hours. The idea of going away fascinated me and so I felt like I was on good terms with Change. I forgot that each time I went away for a day or a month, it felt so … Continue reading What scares you the most about starting over?
Earlier this year, I finally started my career in Engineering. It was exciting at first and confusing at the same time. I thought college was the hardest part but working in the field +adulting is a challenge on another level and in its own way. When the honeymoon phase was over, I realized that there … Continue reading Who brings you peace?
*In loving memory of those we loved and lost on the night of August 13th, 2004 - Gatumba, Burundi Fifteen years later Fifteen years without youWhat still hurts is the how What still stings is the why How your souls were snatched awayWhy your existence put a whole country On national emergencyFifteen years later Fifteen years without justiceThey saw us … Continue reading A journey
In these past couple of weeks the theme of fear kept coming up a lot in conversations that I would have but also in my everyday life. I’ve recently found out (amongst many revelations) and accepted that I am scared of a lot of things that are truly out of my control. Before I go … Continue reading What’s your greatest fear?
Chapter Eight - Finale The end of year was approaching fast, and it was a beautiful surprise that Bukuru was given a three-month Schengen Visa, so he could visit his family. The four friends celebrated at the beach as it was the highlight of 2018 as well as Kwezi who was still working on her … Continue reading Irakabiri [ VIII ]
Chapter Seven Things went back to normal after the incident that in the end solidified the friendship amongst the four of them. They spent more and more time together hence making memories that would last a lifetime. Zuba reduced her relationship with Mr. Gihu to mere work-related interactions. When that did not work, she gathered … Continue reading Irakabiri [ VII ]
Chapter Six The weeks that followed the small get-together at Zuba’s house where eventful to say the least. She spent more and more time with Mr.Gihu and less effort in hiding their situationship whether it was at work or outside. It did not come as a shock to many employees at the BNetwork. Butoyi called … Continue reading Irakabiri [ VI ]
Chapter Five The weekend had come to an end quicker than Zuba had anticipated. Luckily, she had spent enough time indoors eating (a lot), napping, watching Netflix, and emptying tissue boxes all due to a combo of cramps and mood swings. Although on days like these she felt like fighting Eve, she knew the poor … Continue reading Irakabiri [ V ]
Chapter Four Between taping and interviewing the farmers in the various provinces asking them how the government could help build their businesses, Zuba had very little time to chit chat. She had bumped into her boss once while going to the bathroom and all she could say was, “Hey, I got your text and I’m … Continue reading Irakabiri [ IV ]