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Michaella Rugwizangoga

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Michaella Rugwizangoga

Michaella Rugwizangoga is a young Rwandan writer, award-winning poet, spoken word artist, designer and scientist.  She writes and performs in French, English, German, Spanish, and Kinyarwanda, and has shared her poetry on numerous stages throughout the world (in Kigali, Kaiserslautern, Paris, Berlin, and elsewhere).  She co-founded "Words of the World" (#WOTW), which is an open-mic and poetry platform based in Germany and Rwanda. Rugwizangoga received an excellence scholarship from the government of Rwanda and holds a master's degree in food & drug quality control and environmental toxicology. 

Articles by Michaella Rugwizangoga

Cyarwa cya nyarwaya
By Michaella Rugwizangoga
Cyarwa is the birthplace of my mother. She left when she was two years old and came back when she was forty, accompanied by her older brother. This poem is the story of their return after years of shared…
Translated from French by Elizabeth Applegate
Identity
By Michaella Rugwizangoga
Distance, miles, Songs of a Land that is not mine Pain of exile. Let me tell you who I am, I am a child of exile. I am the child of an encounter Ivory Coast held me in its…
Translated from French by Elizabeth Applegate
The Boy in the Cave
By Esther Mujawayo
Each and every person’s eyes all shine in the sky. The sea under the sky is limpid through and through. It seems the crying of countless newborn babes can be heard emerging from the sea 230 feet…
Translated from Korean by Michaella Rugwizangoga & Souâd Belhaddad