Issue 3: Stories about Home & Community

  1. Introduction by Rita Umuliza

  2. Rooted by Igihozo Gloria

  3. Petit Pays Review, The Walls Between Us by Mutsinzi

  4. The Imperceptible Ways Architecture Impacts Our Behavior by Ben Rutabana

  5. Comfort by Ines Makuza

  6. Why Design Matters by Angela Shyaka

  7. Here Is My Hope by Uwera Ntaganzwa

  8. Communitarism for Dummies by Maya Mutesi

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Get Out

A look at how Jordan Peele's Get Out makes use of fetishism, double consciousness, and white womanhood to comment on current social and racial issues.

Imico Mibi Mu Rusengero

Imico Mibi Mu Rusengero—Yannick MYK's debut album—is an animated foray into the drama and madness of mindless capitalistic endeavors, and it makes use of corrupt preachers and desperate church-goers to bring the point across.

I am Not Your Negro

I am Not Your Negro is a documentary by Raoul Peck exploring American race politics with the help of James Baldwin’s unfinished notes—'Remember this house (1979)'


RY spits over this track with a poetic ease that's difficult to match. RY's verses are confidently presented with his signature emotional touch.

The Sack

Namwali's 'The Sack' feels ever increasingly like a dream, or a nightmare depending on which part of the story you find yourself. It is dark, beautiful and often times a complete enigma. You think you know what will happen but the writer begs that you re-consider.


Natacha writes a story filled with confusion, pain and irreversible tragedies. But it is not a story of despair. The author begins and ends her story with the physical manifestation of hope — giving birth!


Chandresh’s descriptions of intimate relationships between the main characters are not self conscious and are so unapologetic that it makes it hard not to see how necessary they are, inevitable even. Read More

It was a moody and melodic rendition of bars and vocals on a smooth hip-hop beat. RY's verses are a fluid tidal mesh of emotion that flawlessly flow. They're mature, dark and candidly expressed. Read More

We had been, like our ancestors, mentally colonized, convinced that our cultures were primitive and that our skin color did not meet the misconceived beauty standard. Consequently, our society prai... Read More

But how catapulting would it be for Rwanda, if her writers could meet beyond web portals, to share pieces, and form opinions about one another's with the common goal of helping each other ultimatel... Read More

Figure out the point at which you want to start something, and go at whatever speed works for you; you don’t have to “be on their level”. Be on your own damn level! Read More

Our world redefines and criticizes beauty on a daily basis. I find beauty to be a fickle concept. Displayed and examined on the immense platform that the world wide web is and then tied in with cyb... Read More