Black Challenge

by Claver Nkurunziza



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/24/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781449038939

About the Book

The Great Lakes region of Africa was believed to be the cradle of humanity but it turned out to be the hell in spite of its paradise inspiring landscape. War has become almost endemic in the region where the poet grew up. Chaos in all aspects of life ranging from violence, corruption, disease, children and women abuse, prostitution, looting, vandalism of all kinds prevail overtaking the harmony which had reigned for ages.


As a peacemaker, Claver Nkurunziza is at war against war. Though the situation is daunting, the poet still believes and makes the reader believe that harmony may be recovered through love, virtue and faith.

About the Author

Claver Nkurunziza was born on August 12, 1978 at Rutyazo in the province of Mwaro in Burundi. He attended Lycée du Lac Tanganyika secondary school. He then entered university of Mwaro where he got a bachelor of law degree.


He is now a manager of a training center in Mwaro. He is a fervent militant in the protection of environment and has founded a non profit organization in this field.

He has written many other poems in French and Kirundi, his mother tongue.


He is now working as hard as he can to get all his writing published.