Scholastique Mukasonga: Mother Courage
- Thu 18 Aug 16:15 - 17:15
- Northside Theatre
Attend in person
Scholastique Mukasonga’s The Barefoot Woman, her second novel, is a testament to the bravery of her mother, a Tutsi woman who called on heartbreaking ingenuity to protect her children from Hutu soldiers during the Rwandan atrocities. In powerful prose, the book safeguards memories of a lost childhood and way of life. As Zadie Smith observes, ‘Mukasonga rescues a million souls from the collective noun ‘genocide’, returning them to us as individual human beings.’ She speaks to the Economist's Senior Editor Fiammetta Rocco today.
Scholastique Mukasonga is appearing remotely.