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Hearts Among Ourselves

A novel of love and hatred in the post-genocide Rwanda

Karabo has survived the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that claimed the lives of her father and sisters. Now she is left alone among the wounded hearts of Rwanda, and she doesn’t know where her mother is.

When Karabo goes to live with her paternal uncle, a colonel in the new army, she meets Shema, another genocide survivor, and one of her uncle’s young escorts. Shema’s charm is appealing, and Karabo wants to surrender her heart to him, but it’s complicated — Shema knows only a part of her story.

Hearts Among Ourselves is a story of love, hatred, and where they intersect. Karabo and Shema, both grieving orphans, grow up in a torn society — caught between the world of the living and the dead, and the conflict between the Hutus and the Tutsis.

Some say love is like water — it flows with everything on its way. Will Karabo and Shema be swept up in its current or tossed to the shore?

Available in both paperback and e-book formats.

If you’re in Rwanda, get your copy from Librairie Caritas or Arise Bookshop in Kigali.

If you’re outside Rwanda, buy my books from all major online bookstores. A click on the ‘BUY NOW’ button below takes you directly to Amazon.

Kiboneka nk’igitabo kigizwe n’impapuro (paperback) cyangwa se igisomerwa kuri mudasobwa, telephone, ipad, tablet n’ahandi (e-book)

Niba uri mu Rwanda, bariza i Kigali kuri Librairie Caritas no kuri Arise Bookshop.

Uri hanze y’u Rwanda, rebera aho bagurisha ibitabo hose kuri murandasi. Nukanda aha hasi handitse ‘Buy now’, urahita ugera kuri Amazon.

Imitima y’Abacu

Inkuru y’Igitekerezo Mpimbano

Kinyarwanda translation of Hearts Among Ourselves

Mu mwaka w’i 1994, Karabo yacitse ku icumu ry’Itsembabwoko ryakorewe Abatutsi, ryahitanye se umubyara, ndetse na barumuna be. Yasigaye wenyine mu Rwanda rurimo n’abandi Banyarwanda nabo bari bafite ibikomere binyuranye ku mitima yabo. Ntabwo Karabo yari azi aho nyina aherereye.

Nyuma yaje kujya kuba kwa se wabo witwaga Kamanzi; umusirikare wo ku rwego rwa Koloneli mu ngabo nshya zari zimaze gutsinda urugamba. Agezeyo, yahahuriye na Shema, na we warokotse Itsembabwoko ryakorewe Abatutsi. Shema akaba yari umwe mu basirikare bato barindaga se wabo wa Karabo. Icyusa n’igikundiro bya Shema byateraga Karabo ubukirigitwa, ndetse nyuma Karabo yaje kwihebera uwo musore wirabura, w’amenyo maremare akikijwe n’ishinya yirabura. Ariko iby’urukundo rwabo ntibyoroshye. Shema azi gusa igice kimwe cy’amateka ya Karabo. Ese Karabo azageraho abwire Shema ibye byose? Ni ihurizo rimukomereye.

Imitima y’Abacu ni inkuru y’urukundo, urwango, ndetse n’isanganiro rya byombi. Karabo na Shema ni imfubyi ebyiri zibyirukira mu muryango nyarwanda wakomeretse — aho zibera hagati y’isi y’abariho ndetse n’isi y’abatabarutse, kandi zikabuzwa amahwemo n’inzangano hagati y’Abahutu n’Abatutsi.

Bamwe bajya bavuga ko urukundo ari nk’amazi — ngo rushokana n’ibyo ruhuye na byo byose. Ese aho Karabo na Shema bazashokana na rwo, cyangwa ruzabajugunya hakurya y’inkombe?

Inapatikana kama kitabu-karatasi (paperback) na kama kitabu-pepe (e-book).

Unaweza kuinunua kutoka maduka yote makuu ya vitabu mtandaoni. Bonyeza kwenye kitufe cha ‘BUY NOW’ hapa chini inakupeleka moja kwa moja kwa Amazon.

Hivi karibuni, itakufikia katika maduka ya vitabu ya Afrika mashariki – Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, DRC, Uganda na South Sudan.

Mioyo Miongoni Mwetu

Riwaya ya mapenzi na chuki baada ya mauaji ya kimbari nchini Rwanda

Swahili translation of Hearts Among Ourselves

Karabo amepona mauaji ya kimbari dhidi ya Watusi mwaka 1994 ambayo yaliyatwaa maisha ya baba yake na wadogo zake. Sasa ameachwa peke yake miongoni mwa mioyo iliyojeruhiwa nchini Rwanda, na hafahamu mahali alipo mama yake.

Karabo alipokwenda kuishi na baba yake mkubwa, ambaye ni kanali kwenye jeshi jipya, anakutana na Shema, mhanga mwingine wa mauaji ya kimbari akiwa miongoni mwa walinzi vijana wa baba yake mkubwa. Tabasamu la Shema linamtetemesha, na Karabo anataka kuusalimisha moyo wake kwake, lakini mambo yanakuwa magumu — Shema anafahamu sehemu tu ya hadithi yake.

Mioyo Miongoni Mwetu ni simulizi ya mapenzi, chuki, na namna vinavyoingiliana. Karabo na Shema, wote wakiwa yatima wanaoomboleza, wanakulia kwenye jamii iliyochanwachanwa — ikitekwa katikati ya ulimwengu wa walio hai na wafu, na migogoro baina ya Wahutu na Watusi.

Drums of Success

Ten Steps To Turning Your Creative Potential Into Success

A self-help book

Many people have the potential to be creative, yet due to the pressures of life and just making a living, they stifle their dreams in an effort to survive. Drums of Success provides a clear strategy to tap your creative potential and turn it into success and fulfillment in your life.

Taken from the author’s personal creative journey as a writer, novelist, storyteller, and poet, and her professional experience as an international human resources professional and a career coach, Drums of Success provides ten easy steps in turning your creative potential into a successful career in the creative industry or any other sector.

Learning how to produce creative ideas and objects and how to avoid “creativity killers” is all part of the steps you will make towards achieving success. Inspired by the author’s perspective on success, Drums of Success guides you on living a life of purpose and personal fulfillment.

Available in both paperback and e-book formats.

If you’re in Rwanda, get your copy from Librairie Caritas or Arise Bookshop in Kigali.

If you’re outside Rwanda, buy my books from all major online bookstores. A click on the ‘BUY NOW’ button below takes you directly to Amazon.

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