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The Resource Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda, Élisabeth Combres ; translated by Shelley Tanaka

Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda, Élisabeth Combres ; translated by Shelley Tanaka

Label
Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda
Title
Broken memory
Title remainder
a novel of Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Élisabeth Combres ; translated by Shelley Tanaka
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Hiding behind a chair, five-year-old Emma can't see her mother being murdered, but she hears everything. When the assassins finally leave, the terrified girl stumbles away from the scene, motivated only by the memory of her mother's last words: "You must not die, Emma!" Eventually, Emma is taken in by an old Hutu woman who risks her own life to hide the child. A quiet bond grows between the two, but long after the war ends, Emma is still haunted by nightmares. When the country establishes gacaca courts to allow victims to face their tormentors, Emma is uneasy and afraid. But through her growing friendship with a young torture victim and the encouragement of an old man charged with helping child survivors, Emma finds the courage to begin the long journey to healing. Moments of grace and tenderness illuminate this spare, sensitive novel, which tells the story of the 1994 attacks in an age-appropriate manner
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Combres, Elisabeth
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
890
Intended audience source
Lexile
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Tanaka, Shelley
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  • Genocide
  • Genocide
  • Hutu (African people)
  • Hutu (African people)
  • Tutsi (African people)
  • Tutsi (African people)
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda, Élisabeth Combres ; translated by Shelley Tanaka
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: La mémoire trouée. [Paris] : Gallimard Jeunesse, c2007
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
139 p.
Isbn
9780329856021
Isbn Type
(FollettBound)
System control number
ocn316027014
Label
Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda, Élisabeth Combres ; translated by Shelley Tanaka
Publication
Note
Originally published as: La mémoire trouée. [Paris] : Gallimard Jeunesse, c2007
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
139 p.
Isbn
9780329856021
Isbn Type
(FollettBound)
System control number
ocn316027014

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