Brave Girls from Rwanda

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In Our Lady of the Nile, Scholastique Mukasonga immerses us into an elite Catholic boarding school for young women perched on the ridge of the Nile. Fifteen years before the Rwandan genocide, we watch as these girls replicate their parents’ preconceptions, transforming the lycée into a microcosm of the country’s mounting racial violence.

Scholastique Mukasonga reveals the story behind the story in an exclusive interview:

Enjoy a reading of an excerpt of Our Lady of the Nile by the author herself and in English by David Mildon:

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Our Lady of the Nile, Archipelago (2014)

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