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Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda by Jean-Philippe Stassen
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Aug 04, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novels, africa, read-in-2009, fiction
Read in August, 2009

This is a tough book to read. It's short (less than 100 pages) but it will still take you a relatively long time to a) figure out the structure of the book and b) think -- and I mean really think -- about what happened. This is a graphic novel that tells the story of Deogratias, a Hutu boy living in Rwanda during the 1993-94 genocide. The story incorporates flashbacks rather effectively so you find out what happened leading up to the genocide and then you see how Deogratias deals with the aftermath. It's sad. I don't think there's any other word to really communicate what this book is like. Read it when you're in the mood to think about this because it sort of haunts you afterward.
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