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Kibogo by Scholastique Mukasonga
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Sep 13, 2022 | ISBN 9781953861368

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Praise

“A searing tale of contending gods, religions, and economies in colonial Rwanda . . . As Mukasonga’s story opens, a village subchief, bribed by a “Colonial” with “a watch, a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of port wine, two jerry cans of gasoline, [and] a swath of fabric for his wife and daughters,” rounds up the children to serve in the war effort against Germany by harvesting anti-malarial flowers. Other agents of change follow . . . Drought ensues, and with it the people starve, and with that they recall the old ways . . . Pensive and lyrical; a closely observed story of cultures in collision.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Complex and revelatory . . . Mukasonga complicates the blurry line between history and myth and critiques its relationship to colonialism. This speaks volumes to the power of storytelling.”
Publishers Weekly

Kibogo is a rich novel about how real people and events are transformed into legends, and how those legends empower the marginalized.”
–Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews

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