#Kwibuka24

As we remember the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi; Some have the audacity to deny… To deny the loss of more than a million people , Intending to erase our past.   But we choose to draw a new path For we can only speed-walk to where we are heading, If we keep remembering how […]

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Quiet people = loudest minds

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen Hawking. “Some people talk to think. Other people think to talk. People who talk to think — It’s as if their mind and mouth are connected. These people tend to dominate the conversation. People who think to talk –- they hoard their thoughts in their mind and […]

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Oblivion

Like a thief in the night Creeping in unannounced He robbed me of my loneliness And left me speechless.   Every breeze Every caress Every squeeze And every kiss;   His tenderness, Like a winter breeze Gave me chills, And left me breathless.

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The unimaginable

They came to divide and conquer, For their selfishness to prosper. One ethnic group against another; The unimaginable preface. Colonizers suspected ethnic tensions   Tutsis sensed national treason Hutus trained for Tutsis’ extermination, The unimaginable prologue. Perpetrators chanted their victories, Determined to finish their job; Splattering innocent blood, The unimaginable chapter. A hundred days after […]

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Pink Escapade

Mariama lived in a small house in the heat of Dakar, Senegal, with Diallo, her fourteen-year old brother, and her parents; Omar and Awa. She was eleven, and longed to become a storyteller. Diallo loved photography and carried his camera everywhere. Together, they enjoyed exciting adventures. On a Saturday morning, while daydreaming of nutella spread […]

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Bus seat

“You may no longer be a student, but continue to be a life long learner. Seek out memorable experiences, not things. Keep meeting new people. Gravitate towards people who expand your horizons. Find the smartest people in the room and ask them questions.” The above paragraph is a piece of advice I got on graduation […]

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Customer “service”

While interning at Ecobank, Rwanda, a collegue invited me for lunch a few minutes away from the bank. This place was a casual bar and restaurant. You could tell it wasn’t a busy afternoon for the employees that day. My first frustration was sitting there for about 5 minutes, waiting for a waiter to acknowledge […]

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Breathe, sweat, wipe, let it go

It wasn’t until I was 21 that I found out that about a condition called hyperhidrosis.  This is NOT regular sweating after some form of exercise or because it is 100 degrees outside. It’s whereby you sweat whether it’s day or night, hot or cold. It also doesn’t discriminate whatever form of emotion you are feeling at […]

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Phases

In May 2015, I graduated from college with no clue what path God would lead me to. Months of job searching felt like ages of what was just a phase of impatience and uncertainty. In September, I was blessed with the opportunity to work in a hotel on Catalina Island, California. Little did I know that […]

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Be you cyangwa ubireke

“Would you say you are an introvert or an extrovert? Or are you a little bit of both? These are questions you will only be asked in Western societies. Those 2 words do not exist in my native language. They are generally determined by assumptions, sometimes made by people who barely know you. One thing my […]

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