Scholastique Mukasonga

Book Review: “The Barefoot Woman” — A Survivor’s Eulogy

December 19, 2018
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The Barefoot Woman is lyrical but also informative and ethnographic, as much a memoir of a mother as it is of her way of life.

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Book Review: “Cockroaches” — A Gruesome Story, Memorably Told

October 12, 2016
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Scholastique Mukasonga’s autobiography, Cockroaches, examines the three decades leading up to the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.

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Book Review: “Our Lady of the Nile” — Prefiguring Rwandan Genocide

August 26, 2014
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Because of the national tension between the Tutsis and the Hutus, and its effects on everyday routines in the school, this novel cannot long remain a bemusing tale of adolescent life.

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