In 2014 when The New Times’ photographer visited Sharita Island, Antoine Mukeshimana was still recovering from an amputated leg from a nasty encounter with a hippo that attacked him together and his neighbour in a papyrus marshland.
Mukeshimana, 39, was born and raised on Sharita Island located in Lake Rweru, Bugesera District.
One eventful morning, he woke up to go harvest papyrus for commercial use.
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