Murambi, The Book of Bones
Publish date: April 1st 2006
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Rwanda: écrire par devoir de mémoire
This is a multi-voiced novel about the violent 1994 Rwandan genocide and gives a good cross-section of all the players involved in this horrific event.The language is stilted and quaint, possibly because this is an English translation. There are some interesting and complex characters: the rebel Tut...
Murambi is a novel produced as part of a Rwandan program to remember the genocide of 1994 – an event in which between 800,000 to 1,200,000 individuals were killed, most with weapons wielded by their neighbors. The book also makes an effort to capture the Rwandese desire to have the world see beyond...