Ysolde and Her Magical Shoes is a Rwandan fairy tale written by Dominique Uwase Alonga. It tells the story of young Ysolde and her journey towards courage and compassion. When a villainous character is kicked out of Ysolde’s vilage, she leaves a curse on one of the paths in the village. Ysolde must find the strength to use her magical shoes and break this curse to save her village.
Ysolde’s character is inspired by Ysolde Shimwe, the founder of Rwandan shoe brand Uzuri K&Y Designs. It is available for purchase in bookstores around Kigali like Ikirezi Bookshop, Charisma bookshop, and at the Uzuri K&Y store.