An Evening with Janvier Nsengiyumva

Presented by Onion River Press
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Please join Onion River Press and Phoenix Books for an evening with Janvier Nsengiyumva to celebrate the release of his memoir, Eyes Guided by God. Janvier will be in conversation with Vermont poet and educator, Rajnii Eddins.

A child of Burundian immigrants, Janvier was born and raised in the harsh reality of Tanzanian refugee camps. This stark yet moving autobiography tells of his memories of that time, from his birth and growing up in the camps with his brothers and sisters, to his early years in the United States.

Recalling the memories of his family and their journey from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide to the Tanzanian camps before he was born in 1997, Janvier tells the story of a shy child living in a refugee camp, navigating a world of poverty, fear, death, illness, and bullying as his family dealt with the repatriation of Burundian refugees and the immigration process.

Janvier Nsengiyumva is a graduate of Burlington High School and Saint Michael's College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He is an active contributing poet with the Black Artist Showcase in the Burlington community. 

DATE:  Thursday, June 29th, 7:00pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank Street, downtown Burlington

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all, but advance registration is appreciated.  Please register below. 

BOOKS:  Signed copies of Eyes Guided by God will be available at the event. 





Eyes Guided by God: A Memoir By Janvier Nsengiyumva Cover Image
ISBN: 9781957184203
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Published: Onion River Press - May 2nd, 2023