I shall never forgive myself for having initiated and encouraged my younger brother, Didace Namujimbo, to take up journalism. Working for 21 years in Bukavu, a city nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Kivu, led me to cover every aspect of the brutal conflict and humanitarian catastrophe in this part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but a year ago nothing prepared me to deal with the news that my brother had been killed.
After The Boy
Who Harnessed the Wind, the autobiography of ingenious
22-year-old William Kamkwamba’s homemade electric
windmill in Malawi, comes “the boy who harnessed the airwaves” by building a radio station
with rudimentary materials. The tale of 21-year-old Malawian Gabriel
Kondesi also showcases the inventiveness spawned by life in this impoverished, landlocked
nation in southeastern
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