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Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda

Author: Jean-Philippe Stassen
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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The 2000 winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. He is an ordinary teenager, in love with a girl named Be;nigne, but Deogratias is a Hutu and Be;nigne is a Tutsi who dies in the genocide, and Deogratias himself plays a part in her death. As the story circles around but never  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Graphic novels
Fiction
Translation into English
Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Philippe Stassen
ISBN: 1596431032 0330444670 9780330444675 9781596431034
OCLC Number: 60776609
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 79 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Déogratias.
Responsibility: Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel.
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Presents the story of a boy caught up in an unthinkable horror. This book offers a window into a dark chapter of human history and exposes the West's role in the tragedy. It interweaves the aftermath  Read more...

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Starred review in 5/1/06 issue of Kirkus An award-winning graphic novel grapples with the unthinkable. Deogratias, a Hutu youth barely out of his teens, now appears as a shambling wreck in ragged Read more...

 
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