Almost 30 years in the past, virtually a million individuals had been killed over the course of 100 days in one of the crucial violent genocides in historical past. In Rwanda, neighbors turned towards neighbors and households had been ripped aside. The size 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 many years.
Each April 7, the United Nations remembers the Rwandan Genocide by the Worldwide Day of Reflection. This yr, we invite you to honor and bear in mind the lives misplaced throughout the genocide by an evocative novel detailing one boy’s coming of age and its interruption by civil conflict 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 glad days give technique to rising battle in Rwanda.
Dive into questions of conflict, exile, identification, household, and nation by this highly effective novel that provides an outline of shattered peace, seen by the eyes of a younger boy, that may stick with you lengthy after you end the ultimate web page. Collectively, we bear in mind and mirror—then work towards a extra peaceable and tolerant future.