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Our Lady of the Nile / Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Melanie Mauthner.

By: Mukasonga, Scholastique [author.].
Contributor(s): Mauthner, Melanie L, 1964- [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First Archipelago Books Edition.Description: 244 pages ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0914671030; 9780914671039.Subject(s): Girls -- Education -- Rwanda -- Fiction | Rwanda -- Social conditions -- Fiction | Rwanda -- Politics and government -- 1962-1994 -- FictionDDC classification: 843/.92 Summary: Mukasonga immerses us in a school for young girls, called "Notre-Dame du Nil." The girls are sent to this high school perched on the ridge of the Nile in order to become the feminine elite of the country and to escape the dangers of the outside world. 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... The school soon becomes a fascinating existential microcosm of the true 1970s Rwanda.
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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.'

Mukasonga immerses us in a school for young girls, called "Notre-Dame du Nil." The girls are sent to this high school perched on the ridge of the Nile in order to become the feminine elite of the country and to escape the dangers of the outside world. 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... The school soon becomes a fascinating existential microcosm of the true 1970s Rwanda.

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