Our Lady of the Nile - Scholastique Mukasonga

Mukasonga relates a school year leading up to the early stages of Rwandan genocide at the country’s most prestigious boarding school for girls. Readers get a glimpse of the country’s elite through their daughters’ teenaged eyes, which complicates questions of blame and sympathy. As a nod to oral traditions, much of the country’s background and folklore is related through anecdotal dialogue, with characters often speaking for pages, while the girls find themselves in more and more precarious situations, learning more and more about the country’s inevitable fate. The overall effect is enchanting but devastating.

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ISBN: 9780914671039
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Published: Archipelago - September 16th, 2014

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