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Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda

Author: Élisabeth CombresShelley TanakaMichael SolomonGroundwood Books.House of Anansi Press.All authors
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press : Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West, 2009
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hiding behind a chair, five-year-old Emma can't see her mother being murdered, but she hears everything. When the assassins finally leave, the terrified girl stumbles away from the scene, motivated only by the memory of her mother's last words: "You must not die, Emma!" Eventually, Emma is taken in by an old Hutu woman who risks her own life to hide the child. A quiet bond grows between the two, but long after the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Bindings)
Fiction
History
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Élisabeth Combres; Shelley Tanaka; Michael Solomon; Groundwood Books.; House of Anansi Press.; Publishers Group West.
ISBN: 9780888998927 : 0888998929 : 9780888998934 0888998937 9781448767830 1448767830
OCLC Number: 316027014
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published as: La mémoire trouée. [Paris] : Gallimard Jeunesse, c2007.
"Design by Michael Solomon"--t.p. verso.
Awards: Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2010
Description: 139 p. ; 20 cm.
Other Titles: Mémoire trouée.
Responsibility: Élisabeth Combres ; translated by Shelley Tanaka.

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Hiding behind a chair, five-year-old Emma can't see her mother being murdered, but she hears everything. When the assassins finally leave, the terrified girl stumbles away from the scene, motivated only by the memory of her mother's last words: "You must not die, Emma!" Eventually, Emma is taken in by an old Hutu woman who risks her own life to hide the child. A quiet bond grows between the two, but long after the war ends, Emma is still haunted by nightmares. When the country establishes gacaca courts to allow victims to face their tormentors, Emma is uneasy and afraid. But through her growing friendship with a young torture victim and the encouragement of an old man charged with helping child survivors, Emma finds the courage to begin the long journey to healing. Moments of grace and tenderness illuminate this spare, sensitive novel, which tells the story of the 1994 attacks in an age-appropriate manner.

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