A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
Registered by NancyNova of Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on 12/10/2011
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from the IVL library
Warning: Coarse language and gruesome details although not as grisly as it could have been. Gil sets up a Canadian journalist, Valcourt, as the protagonist in this novel, describing the Rwandan genocide that the world ignored. Valcourt observes everything, but can't save anything including the Rwandan prostitute girl he takes as his wife, and an orphaned girl of a friend. The whole country is dying of either genocide or AIDS - a lot of poetic description and language. If you're going to die anyway - and shortly too - either by genocide or AIDS, isn't it better to cram in as much life as you can?
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Whew, what a gripping read. Even though I've read countless newspaper articles about the events and seen Hotel Rwanda a few times, the book (which is based on facts and real events) still managed to shock me to the core. And yet there's lots of beauty and tenderness in it, too. Recommended reading for everyone – except for the faint-hearted.
Travelling in the bookring with Sunday in the title.
Journal Entry 7 by rodespringbal at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Thursday, July 04, 2019
thank you for sending this book