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”

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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