Practically 30 years in the past, virtually a million individuals had been killed over the course of 100 days in one of the violent genocides in historical past. In Rwanda, neighbors turned in opposition to neighbors and households had been ripped aside. The dimensions and severity of the violence stay virtually unimaginable—and the ripple impact of the genocide have formed the coverage and tradition of the area for the final three a long time.
Each April 7, the United Nations remembers the Rwandan Genocide by way of 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 way of an evocative novel detailing one boy’s coming of age and its interruption by civil warfare and violence.
Be a part of us in studying Small Nation by Gaël Faye, a poignant story knowledgeable by his childhood in Burundi—a childhood that watched pleased days give approach to rising battle in Rwanda.
Dive into questions of warfare, exile, id, household, and nation by way of this highly effective novel that gives an outline of shattered peace, seen by way of the eyes of a younger boy, that can stick with you lengthy after you end the ultimate web page. Collectively, we keep in mind and replicate—then work towards a extra peaceable and tolerant future.