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20 February 2010 @ 11:44 am
heartbreaking  


BROKEN MEMORY: A NOVEL OF RWANDA by Elisabeth Combres with translation by Shelly Tanaka (Groundwood, 2009) is a slim and stark novel about the genocide of the Tutsi people as told through the voice of a young girl who survives and escapes after her mother is brutally murdered. Spare text and short chapters deliver a story that seems immediate and dangerous to the reader. As Emma copes with her memories of the day of her mother's murder, some of those involved are rounded upo for trial. Rather than bring closure, for many survivors seeing those responsible for the genocide bring back the horror of the time.

The drive back from Arlingtion last night was uneventful, thankfully. I enjoyed the afternoon with an enthusiastic group of teachers and librarians.
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on February 21st, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
To be honest this is a test
I am looking for a venue where people can post without logging in. I am hoping this is it. So I selected Anonymous above and will try to post and see if I succeed. But I am not really wanting to be anonymous. I just want to see if I can post really easily without using OpenID or joining LiveJournal. Blogger no longer allows this option. Crossing fingers and trying to post, mabell