Our Lady of the NileBook - 2014
For her most recent work and first novel - Notre-Dame du Nil, originally published in March 2012 with Gallimard in French - Mukasonga immerses us in a school for young girls, called Notre-Dame du Nil.' The book is a prelude to the Rwandan genocide and unfolds behind the closed doors of the school, in the interminable rainy season. Friendships, desires, hatred, political fights, incitation to racial violence, persecutions are all explored as the school becomes a fascinating existential microcosm of the true 1970s Rwanda.'
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY :, Archipelago Books,, 2014
Edition: First Archipelago Books edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mukasonga 2014
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 18 cm