Stories of our lives

This Burundian Life

Pregnancy diaries: useful tips for expecting mothers

Hi Lovely people! You probably remember me from this post. 🤔 If not, that's fine! My previous post was meant to share my experience. Thank you to those who took the time to comment, share their experiences and/or express their support. To those who said I should be...

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Depression

There are days I go to sleep determined that tomorrow will be better, determined to get up and work out, to get up and go to classes. I go to sleep determined to win this battle I have been losing for years. These nights filled with hope come and go, they are usually...

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UMUCO

Ikiremwa muntu kiratangaje. Nukuri, nukuri, kiratangaje cane. Kiravuka, kirindiriwe cane n’igishika cinshi. Kigakundwa, bakacitaho n’umunezero mwinshi. Kikarya kigahaga, kikarira kikaryama. Umwaka uti HWE! Ngico kiratanguye kuvuga, kikarushaho gukundwa yemwe....

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Maths Vs Life

This is my love story with mathematics, and why I decided to end it. For a great part of my high school life, I was in love with mathematics. Being in scientific section, many people would assume that maths was the most stressing part of my academics. The truth is...

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Tubisige 2017!

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....

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Kitara, l’empire cwezi

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...

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Pregnancy diaries: first trimester nightmare!

#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...

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Coup de gueule d’un responsable d’entreprise

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,...

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Le peuple de Karyenda

La région des grands-lacs a toujours été un carrefour d’échanges et un lieu de rencontres de peuplements anciens. Véritable zone de transit migratoire, cette région a accueilli plusieurs groupes issus de quatre grandes familles linguistiques: central soudanique,...

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Little Burundi

Ottawa, Gatineau, Gatineau Outaouais... I love the sound of Outaouais. In fact, for the purpose of this post, let's call the Ottawa/Gatineau area "Outaouais". Sasa rero, I've never seen as many Burundians in one place (outside Burundi) as I saw in Outaouais. Mind you,...

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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...

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