Monday, 6 December 2010

50 Christmas Trees in a Church - Miracle in Kigali

Here is a photograph of Paul Dickson and Illuminee Nganemariya with the Miracle in Kigali tree at 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, Dickleburgh, which runs until Sunday 12 December, 10am to 7pm daily (closes 4pm on 12 December),

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Meeting The Lord Mayor with Anthony Grey

We accompanied Anthony Grey, owner of The Tagman Press on a visit to the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Tom Dylan on Tuesday 30 November.
Anthony was invited to meet the Lord Mayor of Norwich on his return from two years as a hostage in Beijing in 1969, but was not able to take up the invitation. So he finally made it 41 years later.

Anthony presented The Lord Mayor with copies of his The Hostage Handbook, the secret diary he kept in captivity and Illuminee's Miracle in Kigali. For more information about The Hostage Handbook see

Pictured left to right: Shane and Irene Hancock, Directors The Tagman Press, Anthony Grey, The Lord Mayor, Illuminee Nganemariya and Paul Dickson.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Book Signing Out of Africa Trading Post, Norwich Market

Illuminee Nganemariya will be signing copies of Miracle in Kigali, 11am - 1pm, Saturday 11 December at Out of Africa Trading Post, Norwich Market.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Norwich Book Group

Here's a photograph taken at Flicky Ridel's Book Group on Monday 22 November.

Friday, 19 November 2010

50 Christmas Trees in a Church - Miracle in Kigali

We are taking part in 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, Dickleburgh Church again this year with a Miracle in Kigali tree (last year's tree is pictured).

Illuminee is singing Rwandan carols with the Benefice Choir at the officially opening - 5pm on Saturday 4 December.

She will also be at the festival all day on Wednesday 8 December to talk about Miracle in Kigali.

50 Christmas Trees in a Church runs from Sunday 5 December to Sunday 12 December, open 10am to 7pm daily (closed 4pm on 12 December). For further information see

Norwich Book Group Monday 22 November

We are discussing Miracle in Kigali at Flicky Ridel's Book Group in Norwich on Monday 22 November.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Africa United Film Premiere in Rwanda

Roger flew to Rwanda last weekend for the premiere of Africa United. The screening took place at the Serena Hotel, Kigali on Sunday 7 November. This is a link to the report in the New Times Rwanda

Rwandans in UK Documentary

Illuminee was interviewed and filmed in Norwich on 5 November for a documentary being made by Gaile Parkin, a student at MET Film School in London. The documentary is about Rwandans in the UK and the different ways that they adapt to living here.

Illuminee is pictured with Gaile and fellow students who made up her camera crew - left to right Laura Van Liere from USA, Illuminee, Gaile Parkin who is originally from Zambia and Natasha Skreslet from Canada.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Miracle in Kigali 2010 Edition Published

The 2010 edition of Miracle in Kigali has arrived from the printer, featuring a new preface with the story of Roger’s discovery and starring role in the feature film, Africa United

Books, costing £10, are available from The Tagman Press, PO Box 754, Norwich NR1 4GY tel 0845 644 4186, email,

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Anglia TV Interview Eaton Park 19 October

Roger and Illuminee were interviewed by Ellie Price, Anglia TV News about Africa United at Eaton Park, Norwich on 19 October.

Photograph of Illuminee being interviewed.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Miracle in Kigali 2010 Edition

The Tagman Press is publishing a new edition of Miracle in Kigali to coincide with the release of Africa United on 22 October.
The update includes the story of how Roger was cast as Fabrice in the film, and his thoughts on his amazing experience working on Africa United in Rwanda, Burundi and South Africa.

Here's a new photograph of Illuminee and Roger.

Africa United's Director in Rwanda

My travels: Africa United’s director in Rwanda - link to a interview with Debs Gardner-Paterson, Director of Africa United. The film which is released in the UK features Roger as Fabrice.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Monday, 6 September 2010

Africa United - Official Trailer [HD]

Zimbabwe Extravaganza

We were invited to sell Miracle in Kigali at a Zimbabwe Extravaganza at Stalham Baptist Church last night.

A packed church was treated to a fabulous evening of African singing and drumming from local choirs and community drumming groups, along with performances by mbira player Erin Macdonnell and Zimbabwean singer and dancer Anna Mudeka.

It was a memorable evening - and we sold some books!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Fairhaven Green Festival

Illuminee met The Pedant's Revolt Morris Dancers at Fairhaven's Green Festival on Sunday 1 August!

World Music in Southburgh

Illuminee with Andy Maule and Margaret Boulton at Anna Mudeka's World Music Festival, Southburgh on 31 July. Andy and Margaret have both travelled extensively in Rwanda.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Miracle in Kigali at Norfolk Events

We will be selling Miracle in Kigali and Rwandan crafts at Anna Mudeka's World Music Festival, Southburgh near Dereham on Saturday 31 July and Fairhaven Woodland and Water garden Green Festival on Sunday 1 August

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Kinyarwanda English Dictionary Published

Rwanda: Kinyarwanda-English dictionary unveiled Kinyarwanda-English dictionary unveiled Rwandinfo

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Friday, 29 January 2010

Holocaust Memorial Day at The Forum, Norwich

Excellent discussion with the audience at the Holocaust Memorial Day talk. I hope that it will lead to activity with Writers' Centre Norwich

Friday, 22 January 2010

Holocaust Memorial Day at The Forum, Norwich

I will be at The Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich on Wednesday 27 January, Holocaust Memorial Day giving a Miracle in Kigali talk, 6pm to 7pm - just me not Illuminee.