Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness

26 May 2020 | By Tracy Kidder | Filed in: burundi.

Strength in What Remains is a wonderfully written, inspiring account of one man s remarkable American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him a brilliant testament to the power of will and of second chances n nTracy Kidder, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the bestsellers The So

Baho!

26 May 2020 | 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

26 May 2020 | 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 n nSandra was just ten years ol

Weep Not, Refugee

26 May 2020 | 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

Life after Violence: A People's Story of Burundi

26 May 2020 | 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

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

26 May 2020 | 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

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

26 May 2020 | By Clemantine Wamariya | Filed in: burundi.

A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of the imagination to save us 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 It was 199

Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide

26 May 2020 | 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 Yellow House

26 May 2020 | By Sarah M. Broom | Filed in: burundi.

In 1961, Sarah M Broom s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant the postwar optimism seemed assured Widowed, Ivory Mae

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

26 May 2020 | 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

26 May 2020 | 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

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

26 May 2020 | 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

Across the Red River: Rwanda, Burundi, and the Heart of Darkness

26 May 2020 | By Christian Jennings | Filed in: burundi.

When seven Burundian paratroopers booted down the door of my hotel room and arrested me, I was wearing nothing but a towelling dressing gown With angry movements of their Kalashnikovs, they gestured to me to get dressed What, I wondered in that long, slow motion second before the fear kicked in,