Fall 2019: Home

Dear Readers,

 Welcome to our eleventh issue of Voices & Visions. Our staff is excited to share this edition with you, and we hope you connect as deeply with the theme of “Home” as our contributors did. The issue explores the many meanings of “home,” expressed in poetry, prose, interviews, and photography. The authors and artists also come from all over the world, including Deli, India; Kigali, Rwanda; and New York City. 

 The idea of a home is often deeply personal. But “home” can also have communal meaning. It can refer to a family or a town or a country. We hope you enjoy the many ways in which the contributors to this issue–students studying at women’s colleges and high schools, globally– interpret the theme of home. 

Aviva Green
Editor-in-Chief

Table of Contents

My Hometown Girl
Mary Adeline Imanirakiza
Akilah Institute, Kigali, Rwanda

When Sole Meets Concrete
Hana Rivers
Barnard College, New York City NY, USA

My Home-Your Home-Our Home
Meeta Virmani
Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, India

A Couch in the Sunset & Sunset
Lika Mikhelashvili
Smith College, Northampton MA, USA

My True Home
Gentille Kampire Constance
Davis College at Akilah Institute, Akilah, Rwanda

My Mother; My Home
Gentille Kampire Constance
Davis College at Akilah Institute, Akilah, Rwanda

Where I’m From
Andreea-Bianca Morecut
Smith College, Northampton MA, USA

I Miss the Stars
Andreea-Bianca Morecut
Smith College, Northampton MA, USA

Unpaid
Pranchal Gupta
Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, India

Pistachio
Eliza Siegel
Barnard College, New York City NY, USA

Untitled Photos
M. Malapo
Smith College, Northampton MA, USA

The Missing Pages of a Textbook
Nandini Rawat
Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, India

Home
Christella Uwiringiyimana
Davis College at Akilah Institute, Akilah, Rwanda

The Mystery Of Home
Gisele Abizeye
Davis College at Akilah Institute, Akilah, Rwanda

Generations
Moe Hay Kaung
Mills College, Oakland CA, USA

Many Faces
Odile Uwimphwe
Davis College at Akilah Institute, Akilah, Rwanda

My Home is My Foundation
Olivia Mutoni
Davis College at Akilah Institute, Akilah, Rwanda

Where I Am From
Peris Mwangi
Smith College, Northampton MA, USA

Awakening of a Warrior
Yvette Dusabimana
Davis College at Akilah Institute, Akilah, Rwanda

 County Cavan Cows
Abby Westgate
Smith College, Northampton MA, USA

Home
Elizabeth Wayua Ndinda
Davis College at Akilah Institute, Akilah, Rwanda

Home
Malaika Kironde
Smith College, Northampton MA, USA

Reflections on Loss of Home, Exile and the Proteus Spirit
Annima Bahukhandi
Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University, India