The April demon

The April demon

The truth of the matter is, the ethnic bias is very much alive in Burundi. It’s not just alive; it’s legal, considering that it’s in our constitution. The Hutu get 60% of the “power” (representation in the government and parliament) while the Tutsi get 40%. (In the...
Hey handsome

Hey handsome

I read your letter and I thought it was worth my first blog. First of all, I want to thank your mum for raising such an awesome son. Then I would like to take a minute and expose you my concerns too. I too need a man I can become friends with first, a man who will...
Nta mvura idahita

Nta mvura idahita

Je voudrais dédier ces mots à tous ceux qui ont une dent contre l’amour… à ceux qui ont le sentiment qu’un jour, il leur a joué un tour… à la personne qui a partagé un bout de son rêve brisé, sur ce même blog, le 26 mars dernier. “S’ il suffisait qu’on s’aime,...
Carrying three flags

Carrying three flags

Burundians look at me surprised saying “how can you call yourself Burundian, you are American… Listen to that English you speak”. It’s like my accent announces some sort of privilege, one that has never been my own. They don’t know that while my feet...

Muco wera

Akanyungunyu karaguruka kadandabagirana Agahungarema kaguruka nk’akatagira iyo kaja Natwe twatambuka tutabona aho duhonyora Inzira twacamwo ntizaboneka zaca zizimangana Twarakanura amaso duhwihwisha ntitwabona Iyo tuja ntituhabone namba hari umwijima Niho...