This is a complete biography of Queen Rosalie Gicanda
Born in 1928 in Kiziguro, Rosalie Gicanda is the daughter of Martin Gatsinzi and Christiana Makwindigiri. She was born into the Banyiginya clan and the Bahebera lineage. Rosalie Gicanda spent her childhood in Ndorwa where her father settled with his family.
About the project!
Ivan Nyagatare started this project to explore his curiosity and curate Rwandan stories in contemporary media. It is entirely self-funded and non-profit. Ivan Nyagatare helps to make these biographies more widely available by updating and publishing them on readrwanda.com and Wikipedia.
Dr Dantès Singiza, Historian of Rwanda (PhD), who works at Belgium's Royal Museum for Central Africa or The AfricaMuseum aids this endeavour as an author and editor who verifies the biography's veracity.
Additionally, this research would not be feasible without the help of the AfricaMuseum and its Archives and collection management section, who generously agreed to share their archives with us.
The full biography of Queen Rosalie Gicanda in 3 languages