Books set in Rwanda (5)


1.

Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey EN

Rating: 4.5     8 Votes
Description:
Presents thirteen years of field research on the endangered mountain gorilla of the African rain forest.
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022

2.

Igifu by Scholastique Mukasonga EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
Description:
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
Recommended: 07 Sep 2022

3.

Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
Description:
Introducing Scholastique Mukasonga to the UK: a major international author and her brilliant and award-winning first novel.
Recommended: 16 Sep 2022

4.

The Barefoot Woman by Scholastique Mukasonga EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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.
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

5.

The Girl Who Smiled Beads : A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil EN

Rating: 4     18 Votes
Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not—could not—live in that tale.” Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety—perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, ... continue
Recommended: 17 Sep 2022


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