Karambizi on why she wants to write more African stories | The New Times


Natacha Karambizi is a student in the US and the author of “Mahoro”, a book about a little girl’s search for peace, which was released in August last year. The book also highlights the life that hundreds of children in Rwanda went through as a result of the relentless and dark chaos that stalked the country. 

This fictional story was inspired by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi  in Rwanda and explores how the community dealt with the consequences of the Genocide and set out to reconstruct a new Rwanda. 

Karambizi had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa about the book.

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I was born in Rwanda in 1992. I got my primary and secondary education in Rwanda, then moved to the US in 2010 for college. I got a chemistry degree from Converse College and I…

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