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6 popular burundian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Burundi. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

Baho! by Roland Rogero EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Burundi flag Burundi

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El Pequeno Pais

Pequeño Pais by Gaël Faye ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Burundi flag Burundi
Description:
Este «pequeño libro» fue la sensación literaria en Francia en 2016 Escrita con un tono muy cercano y poético, Gaël Faye nos transporta en esta espléndida novela al corazón del continente africano para contarnos qué sucede cuando la Historia se introduce en nuestras vidas y las cambia de forma irreparable. Hijo de una ruandesa tutsi y un empresario francés instalado en Burundi, Gaby tiene diez años y se pasa el día con su panda de amigos en las calles de Buyumbura, un escenario propicio a todo tipo de aventuras: robar mangos en los jardines del barrio, fumar a escondidas, descubrir la pasión po... continue

3.

Petit pays : roman by Gaël Faye FR

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Burundi flag Burundi
Description:
"Burundi, 1992. Gabriel a 10 ans. Il vit dans un confortable quartier d'expatriés avec son père français, entrepreneur, sa mère rwandaise et sa petite soeur Ana. Alors que le jeune garçon voit avec inquiétude ses parents se séparer, la guerre civile se profile et, par vagues successives, la violence envahit le quartier. Premier roman." -- various wwbsites

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Princesse des rugo : mon histoire by Esther Kamatari, Marie Renault FR

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Burundi flag Burundi
Description:
Espoir. J'ai fui ma patrie après le massacre des miens. Princesse burundaise devenue top-model à Paris, j'en appelle aux valeurs qui ont fondé mon pays pour que les enfants ne paient pas le prix de la folie des hommes.

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Small Country : A Novel by Gaël Faye EN

Rating: 4 (8 votes)
Country: Africa / Burundi flag Burundi
Description:
Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALBERTINE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise. These are carefree days of laug... continue

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This Voice in My Heart : A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness by Gilbert Tuhabonye, Gary Brozek EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Burundi flag Burundi
Description:
Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert's school. Fueled by hatred, the Hutus forced more than a hundred Tutsi children and teachers into a small room and used machetes to beat most of them to death. The unfortunate ones who survived the beating were doused with gasoline and set on fire. After hiding under burning bodies for over eight hours, Gilbert heard a voice inside saying, "You will be all right; you will survive." He knows it was God speaking to him.... continue


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