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Brave Girls From Rwanda: Interview with Scholastique Mukasonga

Scholastique Mukasonga was interviewed by the Institute Français at the Beyond Words French Literature Festival in May. You can watch her discuss her first novel, Our Lady of the Nile at the link below, along with two readings from the book, in both French and English.

Set in a small, prestigious Catholic boarding school for the wealthy and well-connected, Our Lady of the Nile weaves together stories of girlhood with the particular history of Rwanda. Mukasonga transforms the lycée into a microcosm of the country’s mounting racial tensions and violence leading up to the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Watch here.