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Rwanda means the universe : a native's memoir of blood and bloodlines

Author: Louise Mushikiwabo; Jack Kramer
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A first-person account of the Rwanda genocide of 1994 describes how the author, a resident of the U.S. at the time, lost most of the members of her family over the course of a week, in a memoir that also describes her family's cultural history and her witness to social relations between Bahutu and Batutsi neighbors.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
History
Personal narratives
Erlebnisbericht
Named Person: Louise Mushikiwabo; Louise Mushikiwabo; Louise Mushikiwabo
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Mushikiwabo; Jack Kramer
ISBN: 0312209592 9780312209599
OCLC Number: 62326917
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: I: Countdown to apocalypse --
In-laws, outlaws, and a pratfall from grace --
Day one: the bankers are restless --
Day two: arcadia adrift --
Day three: a black mamba summons our president to its lair --
Day four: the game is up --
Day five: distant Keening --
Day six: our poor caged bird --
II: In the crèche of the great river --
Mama married the seducer --
The boulevard Bitsinkinkumi --
Alone in Africa --
Bailiff Segahembe --
Melody ranch --
Too much love drives the world insane --
Bujumbura secrets --
"That's all you need to know, you can't go" --
Reconstructing the larger crime --
III: Original sin --
Black man, white man, brigand, fool --
Muganza of the prince's own Inzirabwoba --
Mythmaker, mythmaker --
Among princely domains --
Lady Macbeth in Africa --
Rwanda at the end of her rope --
Captain Max and his renegade Batutsi --
Belgium's Eagnerian swoon --
Kabenga's war with the Belgians --
Little chief Elizabeti --
IV: Interludes with the think itself --
The door cracks --
Where the warder is despair --
The genocide group, SA --
The law must go its way --
The day itself --
A single death, a tragedy; a million, a statistic.
Responsibility: Louise Mushikiwabo and Jack Kramer.
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A first-person account of the Rwanda genocide of 1994 describes how the author, a resident of the U.S. at the time, lost most of the members of her family over the course of a week, in a memoir that also describes her family's cultural history and her witness to social relations between Bahutu and Batutsi neighbors.

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