Tags » Rwandan Genocide

Small Country: 5 Stars

Small Country by Gaël Faye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My real rating is a 4.5, but I rounded up to 5 because the only thing holding it backed was my bias! 373 more words


The Dehumanization Story

Many story plots require dehumanization as a plot device to create conflict. It has always fascinated me because I was recently treated as “the other.” I am a little shocked at first but not offended because I become the observer and study the phenomenon and the mental process of the person I am interacting with. 525 more words

Educational And Creativity

A Sobering Visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent trip to Kigali, and briefly mentioned my visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. I didn’t have the space then to describe the memorial in detail, and it’s a place that certainly deserves more attention. 781 more words


50 BOOKS FOR 2018

Book Number 20:

The Girl Who Smiled Beads


Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

This is a memoir—A Story of War and What Comes After. 305 more words

Spinning Rwanda in the Grand Cult of US Empire

More than twenty years after its ignominious formation, the mainstream cult of thought surrounding the Rwandan genocide is still going strong. If you doubt it, just observe how easily any outrage of a… 1,805 more words


The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After Book Review

After The Holocaust, the world said never again. Never again would we let our brothers and sisters be slaughtered because they are different from us. 191 more words


Review of In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt

In this gracefully written literary novel, Jennifer Haupt explores the lives of three women which intersect at an orphanage in Rwanda. This tale, centered around the Rwandan genocide, screams to be heard. 10 more words

Book Review