Books set in Rwanda (13)


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All your children, scattered by Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
Description:
WINNER OF THE PRIX ÉTHIOPHILE, THE PRIX DES RACINES ET DES MOTS, AND THE PRIX DES CINQ CONTINENTS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse's debut novel follows three generations torn apart by the genocide against the Tutsis, as they try to reconnect with one another, rebuild broken relationships, and find their place in today's world. Blanche returns to Rwanda after building a life in Bordeaux with her husband and young son, Stokely. Reuniting with her mother Immaculata, old wounds are reopened for both mother and daughter while Stokely, caught between two countries, tries to understand whe... continue

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Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
Description:
Mukasonga unsparingly resurrects the horrors of the Rwandan geocide while lyrically recording the quieter moments of daily life with her family—a moving tribute to all those who are displaced, who suffer. Mukasonga’s extraordinary, lyrical, and heartbreaking book … is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about the endurance of the human spirit and who hopes for a better world. — Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Los Angeles Review of Books Scholastique Mukasonga’s Cockroaches is a compelling chronicle of the author’s childhood in the years leading up to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. In a spare and pen... continue


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Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Description:
Presents thirteen years of field research on the endangered mountain gorilla of the African rain forest.

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Harvest of Skulls by Abdourahman A. Waberi EN

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Country: Africa / Djibouti flag Djibouti
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In 1994, the akazu, Rwandan's political elite, planned the genocidal mass slaughter of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and Hutu who lived in the country. Given the failure of the international community to acknowledge the genocide, in 1998, ten African authors visited Rwanda in a writing initiative that was an attempt to make partial amends. In this multidimensional novel, Abdourahman A. Waberi claims, "Language remains inadequate in accounting for the world and all its turpitudes, words can never be more than unstable crutches, staggering along . . . And yet, if we want to hold on to a glimmer of ... continue

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Igifu by Scholastique Mukasonga EN

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Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
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The stories in Igifu summon phantom memories of Rwanda and radiate with the fierce ache of a survivor. From the National Book Award finalist who Zadie Smith says, "rescues a million souls from the collective noun genocide." Scholastique Mukasonga's autobiographical stories rend a glorious Rwanda from the obliterating force of recent history, conjuring the noble cows of her home or the dew-swollen grass they graze on. In the title story, five-year-old Colomba tells of a merciless overlord, hunger or igifu, gnawing away at her belly. She searches for sap at the bud of a flower, scraps of sweet p... continue



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Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
Description:
Introducing Scholastique Mukasonga to the UK: a major international author and her brilliant and award-winning first novel.

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The Barefoot Woman by Scholastique Mukasonga EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
Description:
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.