Category Culture

Grief. Remembrance. Celebration.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”   Her name – Bega¬†Begum. She lived in the 16th century. First wife of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun. He died – she grieved. But it was not enough. She travelled to Mecca. Perhaps to find peace. She may have found solace, we will never […]

Confronting Genocide

I had been in and out of Rwanda for over a decade before visiting the Gisozi Genocide Memorial in Kigali. I’m not entirely sure why it took so long. During my first visit to the country in 2004 I travelled to the university in Butare, a journey of about 2 hours from Kigali. Two things […]