Published on Nov 1st, 2016 by the Celebrity Show for Royal TV
Usually my interviews are in English with some exceptions in French. Loukman Nzeyimana, a TV moderator, thought it would be a good idea to share the little I know with the mass that does not speak English or French. And he was totally right. So here is me in Kinyarwanda for 22 minutes.
Published by Journal.rw
Journal is a simple, open video streaming platform that celebrates arts, culture, innovation and storytelling. When I was contacted by the team to write a piece in Kinyarwanda about the importance of storytelling, it hit me that every time one mentions Rwanda to a foreigner, the discussion begins with the genocide. Yet we have had great history embedded in poetry for centuries. I wanted to remind that. Too bad I can’t embed the video in the post but it’s on their page https://www.journal.rw/eric-1key/ Continue reading “On Journal”
Published on May 22, 2016 by The New Times
This interview was conducted in a Q&A format with Sharon Kantengwa for The New Times.
Why choose poetry?
I don’t think I really chose poetry. Somehow it’s always been hidden somewhere inside me I guess when I decided to open my voice, that’s the voice that echoed. Life has always been my coach and time is the greatest poet there is. My lessons are derived from the many experiences that life brings.
What makes poetry interesting to you?
Poetry is all about honesty. That is a rare virtue that I deeply admire. It is also succinct but there are infinite ways to look at and interpret those lines and words. I am a curious being. Writing is travelling through the mind, time and space. I love the adventure that it brings.