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.
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
“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
“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