A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

by Gil Courtemanche | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNancyNovawing of Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on 12/10/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, December 10, 2011
from the IVL library

Journal Entry 2 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, October 26, 2012
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?

Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Received, thank you very much!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, June 28, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (6/28/2019 UTC) at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Travelling in the bookring with Sunday in the title.

Journal Entry 7 by wingrodespringbalwing at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Thursday, July 04, 2019
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