"On the Map" is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City participating in the International Writing Program's fall residency. The series is produced by the IWP at the University of Iowa and is made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Roland RUGERO (fiction writer; Burundi) is the author of the novels Les oniriques (2007) and Baho (2012), and the editor of the literary pages of Iwacu Magazine. A contributor to Mémoire du Colloque Littéraire and the Dictionary of African Biographies (2011), Rugero is currently at work on Amaguru n'Amaboko, the second-ever feature film made in Burundi. He participated courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
On the Map 2013: Roland RUGERO (Burundi) -- English translation forthcoming
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.