This Burundian Life

See Burundi through our eyes.

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This Burundian Life is an open blog dedicated to stories and opinions of Burundians and non-Burundians who have experienced life, “à la Burundaise”. Launched in June 2013, we strive to bring you inspiring, thought-provoking, humorous and entertaining stories all in one place. We want you to see Burundi the way we see it: its unique beauty, flaws, aspirations… its journey. The stories you’ll read here are written by contributors from all around the world, and are in English, French, Kirundi or igitowner (a hip blend of all three).

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Et l’ethnie alors?

Extrait du blog: Trois visages, une histoire Ils sont unanimes. L’histoire du Burundi leur échappe. Ils se contentent donc de retenir ce que le vent veut bien leur apporter. Un peu du vrai, un peu du subjectif, beaucoup de non-dits. Ils, ce sont deux jeunes burundais...

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Ushaka kuba umugabo?

I am 100% Burundian, shaped like a typical Burundian girl: slim above the waist but thick af below... So back in 2012, I was a student at a local University (I live in Alberta, Canada). Everything was good until I met this Burundian guy through a mutual friend. We...

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Origin and meaning of the name Burundi

They are two sister countries and their cultural and historical affinities are so profound. In fact, they are like identical twins, and no foreigner will ever be able to dissect their people. It is of no surprise to anyone that these countries are culturally and...

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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 wait,...

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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...

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My Rwandan prince charming

His mind was so mind blowing I wanted to study him. We were so different. He’s this religious guy and I barely go to church (literally). He doesn’t drink and I’m Burundian (need I say more?). We had completely different opinions about almost everything: topics such as...

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Dear Ashley (Part 3)

Part 3: the End. (Click here to read Part 1) (Click here to read Part 2) Hello Ash! This one will be quite short. I am very grateful to God; this really was such wonderful therapy. I should have done it earlier. See, it wasn’t just about letting my hurt and anger out...

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The Alain Show is a politics and current affairs podcast by Alain, one of our content editors. Listen to the latest episode here above!