Almost 30 years in the past, nearly a million individuals have been killed over the course of 100 days in probably the most violent genocides in historical past. In Rwanda, neighbors turned towards neighbors and households have been ripped aside. The size and severity of the violence stay nearly 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 way of the Worldwide Day of Reflection. This 12 months, we invite you to honor and bear in mind the lives misplaced through the genocide by way of an evocative novel detailing one boy’s coming of age and its interruption by civil conflict and violence.
Be part of us in studying Small Nation by Gaël Faye, a poignant story knowledgeable by his childhood in Burundi—a childhood that watched blissful days give method to growing battle in Rwanda.
Dive into questions of conflict, exile, identification, household, and nation by way of this highly effective novel that gives an outline of shattered peace, seen by way of the eyes of a younger boy, that can 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.