Roland Rugero’s novels include Les Oniriques and Baho! The latter was the first Burundian novel to be translated and published in English, by Phoneme Media in 2016. Rugero has held residencies at the City of La Rochelle in France, and at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. In 2011 he wrote and directed Les pieds et les mains, the second-ever feature-length film from Burundi. He is active in promoting Burundi’s literary culture nationwide and around the world: he co-founded the Samandari Cafe Littéraire, co-founded the Michel Kayoya and Andika Prizes, and serves as executive director of the youth-oriented publication Jimbere. He lives in Bujumbura, Burundi.