The Sykes Are Woke - Intaganzwa Ziri Maso

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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