The Barefoot Woman

by Scholastique Mukasonga

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Tags: Set in RWANDA Female author

The Barefoot Woman

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE A moving, unforgettable tribute to a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the Rwandan genocide, by the daughter who refuses to let her family's story be forgotten. The story of the author's mother, a fierce, loving woman who for years protected her family from the violence encroaching upon them in pre-genocide Rwanda. Recording her memories of their life together in spare, wrenching prose, Mukasonga preserves her mother's voice in a haunting work of art.

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Challenge: Read Around Africa Challenge
Country: Rwanda flag Rwanda
Language: EN
Genre: Memoir
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

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