Watching the world go by…

If the recent democratic presidential debate is of any indication, Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic presidential nominee. This will be history. Not only will she be the first female presidential nominee by a major political party, if elected, she will become...
When did marriage become about

When did marriage become about

The wedding? I’m at that stage in my life. I’m sure I’ve complained about this once or twice before. A day rarely goes by without someone asking me “mbe uzoduha inzoga ryari?” I’m like, mate, if a party is all you want, how about I throw a big birthday...

Letter to Burundi

Dear Burundi, I only spent four days with you and unfortunately you didn’t have enough time to share details on the whirlwind series of events you faced this year; yet yesterday morning when our eyes locked for a few minutes, I felt palpable sorrows through what only...
Married to Umurundi

Married to Umurundi

When we are preparing for marriage, there are a lot of things that people tell us, they give us sound advice; we Google the 5 ways to have a happy marriage, the 10 steps to make a happy home, etc. but none of these things adequately prepare us to being married to...
Keeping on moving

Keeping on moving

Insensitive. That’s what a friend called me when I made a sarcastic comment about one of those forward “Alerte! Alerte!” messages every Burundian is probably used to (and a bit tired of) getting by now. The message was about a neighborhood under police siege, but...