RadioBook Rwanda Pocketbook Ensemble

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RadioBook Rwanda Pocketbook Ensemble contains 1 copy of each of the RadioBook Rwanda pocketbooks: Waiting for Words, The Sykes Are Woke, Umuhigi w'Inkuba - The Thunder Hunter


1. Waiting For Words - Ayari Yarabuze Ivuga


Summary


Keza is desperate to have children. But how can she communicate this to her husband?


Keza arahangayitse cyane kuko akeneye kubyara abana. None, ni gute yabiganiriza umugabo we?


From RadioBook Rwanda pocketbook editions, this is part of the Relationship radiobook.


Product Details


Author: Mutsinzi Eric

Artist: Nduta Kariuki

Pocketbook: 48 pages (24 pages in English, 24 pages in Kinyarwanda)

Publishers: Huza Press, Kwani Trust, No Bindings

ISBN: 978-9997772510


Introduction/Review


"Relationships are one of the most elusive things to pin down, in life and in story. But we try. Here we have poignant moments of that mystery that evoke what could be a lifetime of that desperate push and pull, that yearning and resistance, that weakness and resilience, that makes us ask afresh: What do we really want from each other? From ourselves? And why? The bittersweet elegance of Mutsinzi Eric's Waiting for Words is deepened by the deceptively clear portraits by Nduta Kariuki alongside it, a pairing that asks us: What is the relationship between words and images? What are they saying to each other? What can each say and do that the other cannot? And then there are the beautiful layers of voice and translation that build the whole into an experience more resonant than the sum of its parts. Altogether a truly innovative and inspired work of art." - Doreen Baingana, Author of Tropical Fish; Director of Mawazo Africa Writing Institute


Iriburiro


"Imibanire y'abantu ni kimwe mu bintu bigorana cyane gushimangira, haba mu buzima busanzwe cyangwa mu nkuru. Ariko turagerageza. Muri iyi nkuru tubonamo bya bihe bikomeye by'urujijo bibiba igishobora kuzavamo ubuzima bw'iteka bwo kubana no gutongana, kwa kwifuza na kwa kwirinda, za ntege nke na wa murava, bituma twongera kwibaza tuti: Ese ni iki twifuza ku bandi? Ni iki twiifuzaho twe ubwacu? Kandi kubera iki? Uburyohe buvanze n'ubusharire bw'inkuru ya Mutsinzi Eric Ayari Yarabuze Ivuga burushaho gushimangirwa n'ibishushanyo bya Nduta Kariuki biyiherekeje, maze ibi byombi bikatubaza biti: ni irihe sano riri hagati y'amagambo n'ibishushanyo? Ni iki bibwirana? Ni iki kimwe kibasha kuvuga no gukora ikindi kitabasha? Hanyuma hakiyongeraho ubwiza bw'amajwi n'ubusemuzi buhuza inkuru n'amashusho bikabiremamo imbumbe y'akataraboneka iruta kuba igiteranyo cy'uduce dutoduto twabyo. Byose hamwe, byakoze igikorwa cy'ubugeni cy'umwimerere kandi kidasanzwe." - Doreen Baingana, Umwanditsi wa Tropical Fish; akaba n'umuyobozi wa Mawazo Africa Writing Institute.


2. The Sykes Are Woke - Intaganzwa Ziri Maso

Summary

Shama, the leader of the Sykes, is due at the Junior Tigers' closing ceremony. But how did she become the leader, and why is she so angry?

Shama, umuyobozi w’Intaganzwa, agiye kujya mu birori byo gusoza imyitozo y’abazaba Indwanyi z’Ingwe. Ariko se, ni gute yaje kuba umuyobozi, kandi kubera iki afite umujinya mwinshi?

From RadioBook Rwanda pocketbook editions, this is part of the Resistance radiobook.

Product Details

Author: Annick La Reine Shimwa

Artist: Jess Atieno

Pocketbook: 76 pages (36 pages in English, 40 pages in Kinyarwanda)

Publishers: Huza Press, Kwani Trust, No Bindings

ISBN: 978-9997772596

Introduction/Review

“I often find a marked difference between literature that engages with conflict or resistance written by people who have directly experienced war, and those who write about it second hand or from a historical perspective. Often, the factual basis of the latter accentuates what can only be described as ‘the grim realities of war and conflict.’ Whereas the more personal recollections and retellings have an added ingredient: life and the often dark or madcap humour that humanity resorts to in order to preserve it. The Sykes Are Woke by Rwandan writer Annick La Reine Shimwa perfectly illustrates this madcap joie de vivre, which lies at the beating heart of personal catastrophe – that need to go in the face of hostility, to laugh in the face of death. This notion is exacerbated by its expression in multiple media forms: in the strong illustrative style of Jess Atieno and the diverse forms of resistance evident in the interviews of the accompanying podcast.” – Nikhil Singh, Author of Taty Went West

Iriburiro

“Kenshi mbona ibihangano bivuga ku makimbirane cyangwa ku kuyakumira byanditswe n’abantu babonye intambara biba bitandukanye cyane n’ibindi byanditswe n’abatarayibonye ahubwo bayibwiwe cyangwa se bayisomye. Akenshi ibyanditswe n’ababwiwe cyangwa se basomye iby’intambara biba bigaragaza icyo nakwita, ‘ukuri guteye ubwoba ku bibera mu ntambara no mu bihe by’amakimbirane.’ Naho, ababonye intambara iyo banditse, usanga babara inkuru yabo ku giti cyabo, bakayongerera ubuzima, ndetse kenshi n’amashyengo n’ubwo yaba yijimye cyangwa se arimo ubusazi; kuko ibi ari byo abakifitemo ubumuntu bakoresha kugira ngo butabaca mu myanya y’intoki. Intaganzwa Ziri Maso, inkuru yanditswe n’umwanditsi w’umunyarwandakazi Annick La Reine Shimwa ni urugero rwiza rwerekana ubu bushake bwo guharanira gukomeza kubaho mu makuba umuntu agomba guhangana nayo, ndetse akananyuzamo agaseka imbere y’urupfu. Ibi ngibi byigaragariza kurushaho mu buryo butandukanye iki gihangano cyasohotsemo: amashusho akoranye ubuhanga ya Jess Atieno, ndetse no mu biganiro biherekeza iki gihangano byerekana gushikama gukomeye.” – Nikhil Singh, Umwanditsi wa Taty Went West


3. Umuhigi w'Inkuba - The Thunder Hunter

Summary

Rutarindwa yitabye Imana ariko mu buryo bw’amayobera busize abaganga mu rujijo. Ibi biratera murumuna we Karemera kugomba kumenya ibanga riteye ubwoba ry’umuryango yakomotsemo. Iri banga ni irihe? Kandi arabyitwaramo gute?

Rutarindwa dies under mysterious circumstances and his brother, Karamera, is forced to confront a family secret.Keza is desperate to have children. But how can she communicate this to her husband?

From RadioBook Rwanda pocketbook editions, this is part of the Modern Myths radiobook.

Product Details


Author: Jimmy Tuyiringire

Artist: Souls (Shingiro Ntigurirwa, Dukuzumuremyi Hamza, Salma Seif)

Pocketbook: 64 pages (32 pages in English, 64 pages in Kinyarwanda)

Publishers: Huza Press, Kwani Trust, No Bindings

ISBN: 978-9997772534

Iriburiro

Umuhigi w’Inkuba ni inkuru iryoshye yanditswe na Jimmy Tuyiringire. Iyi nkuru urayisoma ikagusubiza mu Rwanda rwo hambere, ukumva utangiye gusobanukirwa n’uburyo ibintu byagendaga. Ni inkuru wumva ko ikomoka mu mwimererw ba gakondo by’umuco wacu koko. Kuyihuza n’igihangano cya Souls igakorwamo igitabo, by’akarusho igashyirwa no mu majwi, ibi biyiha undi mwimerere n’ubwiza budasanzwe tutabonaga mu bihangano gakondo. By’umwihariko nakunze cyane uko Jimmy Tuyiringire ahuza uko abanyarwanda bashobora kuba barafataga inkuba n’uburyo abera bavuga vampaya. Iyi nkuru nyisoma bwa mbere yanteye amatsiko menshi, intera kwibaza ibyaba biyirimo bihimbano n’ibyaba bikomoka ku nkuru mpamo cyangwa amateka. Nishimiye kubonera bimwe mu bisubizao by’ibibazo nibazaga ku kiganiro giherekeza iki gitabo yanditsemo. None ikirenzeho, iyi nkuru iri mu Kinyarwanda no mu Cyongereza. Ni iby’agahebuzo kuko uburyohe bwayo buzagera ku bantu benshi kurushaho, bitewe n’ururimi bisangamo. Niba utangiye kuyisoma mu gitabo cyangwa kuyumva mu majwi, sinshidikanya ko uza kuruhuka uyigejeje ku musozo!” – Emma-Claudine Ntirenganya, Umunyamakuru-

Introduction/Review

“JimmyTuyiringire’s beautifully written The Thunder Hunter is a story that takes you back to ancient Rwanda. It is powerful because it feels like it has originated from Rwandan culture and makes you understand how things used to be. Paired with Souls’ artwork, and packaged in print and audio, it then takes Rwandan history or legend into a new form for a contemporary moment. I particularly loved the way Jimmy Tuyiringire makes an explicit comparison between how Rwandans used to perceive the thunder and western vampire narratives. When I first read this short story I immediately wanted to know more about where the story came from, how much was imagination and how much originated from a known history or legend. I was happy then to find the answers of some of these questions in the podcast that accompanies this beautiful print book. In addition, while the story was written in Kinyarwanda it is published here in both English and Kinyarwanda and can reach more people that way. If you are about to read the book or to listen to the podcast, I have no doubt that you won’t stop until you reach the end!” – Emma-Claudine Ntirenganya, Journalist and Communications Expert