Mama

Mama

She was a smart student, and not because all parents say they were. I actually stumbled upon some of her high school transcripts one day, and they were spotless. I was pleasantly surprised (not to say that I expected her to be dumb or anything). She could have become...
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...
Chronicles of a Burundian savage: Intro.

Chronicles of a Burundian savage: Intro.

Based on a true story. Strong language included. 18+ My name is Pablo. I’m a creep on social media; the guy that always leaves thirsty comments on your girl’s posts on Instagram, and DMs her on Snapchat… Yeah that’s me. Pablo is not my real name of course. But...
Real friends, à la Burundaise.

Real friends, à la Burundaise.

Photo copyright: Nelson Niyakire It’s a Thursday night, it’s almost 2AM. I have work in the morning and yet I’m sipping on my Sauvignon Blanc, conversing with Tricia and Nadine (aliases, for the sake of anonymity). The three of us, all originating from different...
Histoire d’une Murundikazi: Ornella Miringa

Histoire d’une Murundikazi: Ornella Miringa

Ornella est mon amie d’enfance. Avec elle, j’ai partagé la vie sous ses différentes couleurs. Moments d’encouragements lorsque l’une de nous n’avait pas la force de continuer, lorsque tout était fade… Moments de rire aussi. Un fou...