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Small Country
by Gael Faye


Overview - Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland.

'I was born with this story. It ran in my blood. I belonged to it.'

Burundi, 1992.  Read more...


 
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    Published: 2019-03-01
    Publisher: Hogarth Press
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Overview
Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland.

'I was born with this story. It ran in my blood. I belonged to it.'

Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise.

These are carefree days of laughter and adventure - sneaking Supermatch cigarettes and gorging on stolen mangoes - as he and his mischievous gang of friends transform their tiny cul-de-sac into their kingdom.

But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful existence will shatter when Burundi, and neighboring Rwanda, are brutally hit by civil war and genocide.
A novel of extraordinary power and beauty, Small Country describes an end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a child caught in the maelstrom of history. Shot through with shadows and light, tragedy and humor, it is a stirring tribute not only to a dark chapter in Africa's past, but also to the bright days that preceded it.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781524759872
  • ISBN-10: 1524759872
  • Publisher: Hogarth Press
  • Publish Date: June 2018
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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