Prevailing Winds

Gabriel Ndayishimiye ****** Ave Toronto, ON M6* *** October 19, 2021 *********  **************** Graduate Program Administrator Yeats School of Graduate Studies Ryerson University (Renaming in process) 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3 Cc: Dr. ************ *********** Dear *****, I recently announced withdrawal from my MA studies at Ryerson, following my intellectual dilemma that IContinue reading “Prevailing Winds”

The Black Plague and the Catholic Church in Medieval Europe

Christian communities experienced structural and institutional changes in the years following the fall of Roman Empire 476 CE. Europe fell into disorder. Centuries of political and social strife ensued. Europe had no centralized governments and the situation lasted until the late 14th century. Within that period, Europe underwent political crisis that would profoundly impact theContinue reading “The Black Plague and the Catholic Church in Medieval Europe”

SYNOPSIS: Run, Elvin: The Rising of a Rejected Stone

Gabriel Ndayishimiye was born in 1994, just two months before the most critical moment in Rwanda’s history, an inflection point known to all who’ve confronted genocide. He and members of his family were lucky to count themselves among the survivors. They fled and sought refuge in Tanzania. While trying to recover from the horrors behindContinue reading “SYNOPSIS: Run, Elvin: The Rising of a Rejected Stone”

Islamophobia: Is it about Religion or Ignorance?

The evening of yesterday, I viewed Jason Plant’s[1] photos of the recent demonstrations in London, Ontario, against Islamophobia.[2] Then something crossed my mind. Momentarily, I stopped thinking   fast.  I took a deep breath in,    and I breathed out, then I paused   for a deeper reflection of all the photos in front of me. Let thatContinue reading “Islamophobia: Is it about Religion or Ignorance?”

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.”

By All Means Necessary

If my work gets me in trouble, I shall have no defense. Stoic, I will stand, just like the 33 years old Jesus Christ in front of Pontious Pilate. My life.My fate.My struggle against injustice. The neocolonial man shall rule Justice according to their political leanings. Under the whip of the neocolonial masters. In consciousContinue reading “By All Means Necessary”

The Place I Come From

I come from a place of reasonably educated humans. Historians. Journalists. Scientists. Philosophers. Critical thinkers–name it, anyone that has walked the corridors of Universities. Fun fact though: the place I come from, everyone looks the same. Brainwashed—white flock of good sheep, we are. We were made to be—all of us! And everyone is happy, fromContinue reading “The Place I Come From”

“Against the Double Blackmail”

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 ““Against the Double Blackmail””