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Michaella Rugwizangoga

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Michaella Rugwizangoga is a young Rwandan writer, award-winning poet, spoken word artist, designer and scientist.  She writes and performs in French, English, German, Spanish, and Kinyarwanda, and has shared her poetry on numerous stages throughout the world (in Kigali, Kaiserslautern, Paris, Berlin, and elsewhere).  She co-founded "Words of the World" (#WOTW), which is an open-mic and poetry platform based in Germany and Rwanda. Rugwizangoga received an excellence scholarship from the government of Rwanda and holds a master's degree in food & drug quality control and environmental toxicology. 

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