Petit pays

19 October 2019 | By Gaƫl Faye | Filed in: burundi.

Avant, Gabriel faisait les quatre cents coups avec ses copains dans leur coin de paradis Et puis l harmonie familiale s est disloqu e en m me temps que son petit pays , le Burundi, ce bout d Afrique centrale brutalement malmen e par l Histoire Plus tard, Gabriel fait revivre un monde jamais per

Baho!

19 October 2019 | By Roland Rugero | Filed in: burundi.

When Nyamugari, an adolescent mute, attempts to ask a young woman in rural Burundi for directions to an appropriate place to relieve himself, his gestures are mistaken as premeditation for rape To the young woman s community, his fleeing confirms his guilt, setting off a chain reaction of pursuit,

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

19 October 2019 | By Sandra Uwiringiyimana | Filed in: burundi.

This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism Sandra was just ten years old

Weep Not, Refugee

19 October 2019 | By Marie-Therese Toyi | Filed in: burundi.

The book is a novel on the problems of refugees from Burundi Kigeme, a Burundian secondary school girl, must flee to Wirodi for her safety, due to the outbreak of the Hutu Tutsi war in Burundi On her way to exile, she has her mother raped in the open and drowned into a river, her father chopped i

This Voice in My Heart: A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness

19 October 2019 | By Gilbert Tuhabonye | Filed in: burundi.

Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies The centuries old battle between Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert s school Fueled by hatred, the Hutus forced than a hundred Tutsi children and teachers into a small room and used m

Life after Violence: A People's Story of Burundi

19 October 2019 | By Peter Uvin | Filed in: burundi.

Burundi recently emerged from twelve years of civil war In this book, ordinary Burundians, farmers, artisans, traders, mothers, soldiers and students talk about the past and the future, war and peace, their hopes for a better life and their relationships with each other and the state Young men, in

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

19 October 2019 | By Clemantine Wamariya | Filed in: burundi.

Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder In 1994, she and her fifteen year old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next

Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide

19 October 2019 | By Rene Lemarchand | Filed in: burundi.

This book situates Burundi in the current global debate on ethnicity by describing and analyzing the wholesale massacre of the Hutu majority by the Tutsi minority The author refutes the government s version of these events that places blame on the former colonial government and the church He offer

The Wild Boy of Burundi: A Study of an Outcast Child

19 October 2019 | By Harlan Lane | Filed in: burundi.

Harlan Lane is a psychologist and the author of a scientific study of the wild boy of Aveyron, the most famous case of a genuine feral child In 1974 a child was discovered in Burundi, apparently living with monkeys Lane traveled to Africa with psychiatrist Richard Pillard to study the boy, and t

Burundi: Biography of a Small African Country

19 October 2019 | By Nigel Watt | Filed in: burundi.

Burundi is Rwanda s twin, a small country in Central Africa with a complex history of ethnic tension between its Hutu and Tutsi populations and a deep familiarity with traumatic events, including the mass killing of over 200,000 people Burundi was trapped in a state of civil war until 2004, after w

The True Sources of the Nile

19 October 2019 | By Sarah Stone | Filed in: burundi.

After a year, central Africa has finally started to feel like home to Anne, a human rights activist from California Deeply committed to helping the strife torn nation of Burundi during its first democratic elections, Anne has also begun an intoxicating affair with Jean Pierre, a government official

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

19 October 2019 | By Richard Dowden | Filed in: burundi.

After a lifetime s close observation of the continent, one of the world s finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa In captivating prose, Dowden spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone analyzes the i