Almost 30 years in the past, nearly a million individuals had been killed over the course of 100 days in some of the violent genocides in historical past. In Rwanda, neighbors turned in opposition to neighbors and households had been ripped aside. The size and severity of the violence stay nearly unimaginable—and the ripple impact of the genocide have formed the coverage and tradition of the area for the final three many years.
Each April 7, the United Nations remembers the Rwandan Genocide by the Worldwide Day of Reflection. This 12 months, we invite you to honor and keep in mind the lives misplaced in the course of the genocide by an evocative novel detailing one boy’s coming of age and its interruption by civil struggle and violence.
Be part of us in studying Small Nation by Gaël Faye, a poignant story knowledgeable by his childhood in Burundi—a childhood that watched joyful days give method to growing battle in Rwanda.
Dive into questions of struggle, exile, id, household, and nation by this highly effective novel that provides an outline of shattered peace, seen by the eyes of a younger boy, that may stick with you lengthy after you end the ultimate web page. Collectively, we keep in mind and mirror—then work towards a extra peaceable and tolerant future.