Katubza Dawn

So far, I have read about four great books by writers (former refugees) from Dzaleka Refugee Camp. There is so much to learn from these works, especially if you are interested in Displacement, Forced Migration, and Refugee issues. To my best knowledge, the four books below (including my ‘unofficially’ published memoir, Run Elvin) are the onlyContinue reading “Katubza Dawn”

Could you teach me?

how to feelto think criticallyto be to live a just life Please, teach mehowto fly,to cryto try my bestto be to live with everyone else Could you teach me? howtokeep balance

Dzaleka Refugee Camp

Upon arrival we reported ourselves to the Malawian migration and claimed refugee protection. After a thorough screening process, we were transferred to a transit area in Karonga district to wait for our final relocation to Dzaleka, a refugee camp set up in Dowa, a small district located to the north of Lilongwe, the capital cityContinue reading “Dzaleka Refugee Camp”

Malawi’s Government and the UNHCR should be held responsible for lives of refugees who died in a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean earlier this week.

Early this morning, I woke up to a text message on Whatsapp. It was a photo with three crying emojis, a bunch of flowers with an inscription stating: R.I.P IN PEACE. The print has five people in it—two beautiful women; one looks in her early or late 50’s, and the other one in her lateContinue reading “Malawi’s Government and the UNHCR should be held responsible for lives of refugees who died in a shipwreck in the Indian Ocean earlier this week.”


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About Me

Gabriel Ndayishimiye lives in London, Ontario. He is a writer with a passion to contribute to Black history and literature; and the author of “Run Elvin” (forthcoming), a memoir written for youth from marginalized backgrounds. This book tells Gabriel’s academic/life experiences from refugee camps in East and Southern Africa and now from the metropolis of the western world. The story aims to inspire and motivate such demographic of youth to take up given opportunities to be creative, achieve success, and develop resilience to fight the challenges of life.

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