Musekeweya: “New Dawn”
Our story begins at a point where the two villages of Bumanzi and Muhumuro co-exist relatively harmoniously. Behind closed doors, however, neighbours from either village tend to view the others suspiciously. The villages are situated on two opposing hills with a marsh in between; Bumanzi’s hill land is more fertile than Muhumuro’s. This has created animosity in the past. The people of Muhumuro say that the people of Bumanzi have been stealing their food for centuries, as they have so much more food than the people of Muhumuro. Of course, this isn’t true. The people of Bumanzi have more food because the soil on their hill is more fertile.
Despite these tensions, two families living in the two separate villages have developed a very strong relationship over the years. The storyline follows their struggles to remain close when tensions escalate between the two villages and the Romeo and Juliet-style romance between a man and a woman living on the opposite hills.