Scholastique Mukasonga: Mother Courage

  • Thu 18 Aug 16:15 - 17:15
  • Northside Theatre
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  • Northside Theatre
  • £14.00 [£12.00]
Scholastique Mukasonga: Mother Courage

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.

Categories: Family, Fiction, War/Terrorism

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