Relationships, explained

Relationships, explained

Dear future kids, I grew up in a Burundian home where the subject of relationships and many other topics were nonexistent. As a result, I might have trouble explaining different things to you, but this is me trying my best in case I take after my parents. I will use...
Real Friendship, tout simplement

Real Friendship, tout simplement

Dear Natacha, I read your story and felt like I should give a try answering a few of your questions, or enlightening you on some of your confusions. Before I start, please understand that I’m only speaking from my own experiences. It is also a few minutes past 2AM. If...
Mere Irony

Mere Irony

Today a clown burned the city / And the people ran for their lives In flames. Smoke. Black-Red ashes. / A city in ruins, is it still a city? In a dark night silence echoes: / A people in fear, is it still a people? Triumphant the clown laughed / And the people mourned...
Réflexion sur les prénoms catholiques

Réflexion sur les prénoms catholiques

Je m’appelle Mélanie. Je suis née dans les années 1980. Je suis Africaine, je suis Burundaise. Je n’ai pas connu la colonisation et je n’ai pas eu d’enseignants Européens à l’école. J’ai évolué dans un milieu majoritairement Burundais. Tout au long de mon parcours,...