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Murambi, the Book of Bones / Edition 1
     

Murambi, the Book of Bones / Edition 1

by Boubacar Boris Diop, Fiona Mc Laughlin, Eileen Julien
 

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ISBN-10: 0253218527

ISBN-13: 9780253218520

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: Indiana University Press

In April of 1994, nearly a million Rwandans were killed in what would prove to be one of the swiftest, most terrifying killing sprees of the 20th century. In Murambi, The Book of Bones, Boubacar Boris Diop comes face to face with the chilling horror and overwhelming sadness of the tragedy. Here, the power of Diop’s acclaimed novel is available to

Overview

In April of 1994, nearly a million Rwandans were killed in what would prove to be one of the swiftest, most terrifying killing sprees of the 20th century. In Murambi, The Book of Bones, Boubacar Boris Diop comes face to face with the chilling horror and overwhelming sadness of the tragedy. Here, the power of Diop’s acclaimed novel is available to English-speaking readers through Fiona Mc Laughlin’s crisp translation and a compelling afterword by Diop. The novel recounts the story of a Rwandan history teacher, Cornelius Uvimana, who was living and working in Djibouti at the time of the massacre. He returns to Rwanda to try to comprehend the death of his family and to write a play about the events that took place there. As the novel unfolds, Cornelius begins to understand that it is only our humanity that will save us, and that as a writer, he must bear witness to the atrocities of the genocide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253218520
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Global African Voices Series
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
834,911
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword: An Urn for the Dead, an Hourglass for the Living by Eileen Julien
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "To call a monster by its name" by Fiona Mc Laughlin

Part 1. Fear and Anger
Michel Serumundo
Faustin Gasana
Jessica
Part 2. The Return of Cornelius
Part 3. Genocide
Aloys Ndasingwa
Marina Nkusi
Jessica
Rosa Karemera
Doctor Joseph Karekezi
Jessica
Colonel Etienne Perrin
Jessica
Part 4. Murambi

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