Not Everything is Weakness

By: René Muhindo, (Bukavu, République Démocratique du Congo) In my neighborhood I hear judgments like: “They’re strange.  They don’t love their children, they can’t raise them, their children only inherit suffering.”  It’s the typical image that we cast on poor families.  And yet! Old Rukara is 70 years old, for 4 years he endured and…

The Second Line

By: Kristy McCaskill (USA) On my very first day in New Orleans, I was lucky enough to encounter a second line while exploring the streets in the Sixth Ward. New Orleans has a long history of second lines, a tradition which many scholars believe originated with West African circle dances. I arrived in New Orleans…