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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Why the Ijoro Project is Revolutionary

The project shows the importance of normalizing Rwandan slang. I think this is one of my favorite things about Ijoro. I am a big supporter of Afrikans producing art in their mother tongues.

Black Colonialists

Black Vulcanite's first studio album is a melange of stories about real, contemporary issues that are rooted in a distant past for which from the beginning, you become nostalgic albeit having never known it.

Dear Zindagi

“Dear Zindagi” explored issues women in work places have, although to a small extent. The main character, Kaira, is a rising cinematographer who has earned the respect of every one she works with.

Ijoro - Rwandan Folklores Re-imagined

I believe the spirits of the ancestors will dab to this project from the other side. They can relate. And so can we.

What They Want

They are people who work blood, sweat and tears to express their thoughts, visions and emotions through their passions and to connect with society and should never be taken advantage of.

Lost Ones by J.Cole

I have heard tons of stories like this one, but most of them were one sided. J. Cole was not only able to include three different perspectives that elevated the story to a whole new level, but he also captured the complexity of human emotion and society with incredible accuracy in only 4 minutes and 23 seconds.