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 content all in one place. We want you to see Burundi the way we see it: its unique beauty, flaws, aspirations… its journey. The content you’ll read, watch and listen to here is provided by contributors from all around the world, in English, French, Kirundi or igitowner (a hip blend of all three).
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Abarundi turakunda urusaku! Women, men, children... all of us do! It’s become a communal thing. It’s our favourite activity! We love to be in each other’s business. We always want to know ubuzima bwa naka na naka, even when we’re not friends and have never met before....read more
En 1956, l’administrateur britannique Eric Lanning et Gervase Matthew, prêtre catholique et professeur à l’Université d’Oxford, font une découverte surprenante dans le sud-ouest ougandais, sur les rives du Lac Albert. En effectuant des travaux archéologiques, ils...read more
(Click here to read part 2) Things were all fire and flames between Mike and I, for about a month… and then I started noticing a new pattern... Our dates were becoming less like dates - where we got to sit together or do activities together, and have deep and...read more
(Click here to read Part 1) Okay, calm your horses, I still have some dignity left in me. I didn’t go to his place that night... although I loved that he texted me the idea. Why lie? We met at Church the next morning though. Mimi didn’t come - I don’t know why, but I...read more
As soon as our eyes met, I knew that nothing good was going to come out of the relationship... --- Mimi met him on a dating app. Let’s call him Mike. He’s Kenyan and had just moved here to set up the subsidiary of the company he works for. Mimi had told me a lot of...read more
#IWasntReady I swear this is far from what I thought I knew about pregnancy! I mean, I knew about morning sickness and a few other things, but what I'm living is way worse than what I expected! I'm shocked that nobody really talks about this! Not even my mother! She...read more
Is there a secret to a successful marriage? Why do some couples succeed and others fail? Is it all a matter of chance? Where is the "Happy ever after" Promised Land? Well one thing is certain; if there is indeed a secret that ensures a successful marriage, then many...read more
La conversation ci-dessous s'est produite plus d’une fois, avec des personnes différentes. La première fois je ne m’y suis pas attardé, pensant que j’avais affaire avec un specimen rare de l'espèce humaine. Cependant, la même conversation s’est reproduite deux fois,...read more