Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness

Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and ForgivenessStrength in What Remains is a wonderfully written, inspiring account of one man s remarkable American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him a brilliant testament to the power of will and of second chances n nTracy Kidder, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the bestsellers The So


Baho!When Nyamugari, an adolescent mute, attempts to ask a young woman in rural Burundi for directions to an appropriate place to relieve himself, his gestures are mistaken as premeditation for rape To the young woman s community, his fleeing confirms his guilt, setting off a chain reaction of pursuit,

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War ChildThis profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism n nSandra was just ten years ol

Weep Not, Refugee

Weep Not, RefugeeThe book is a novel on the problems of refugees from Burundi Kigeme, a Burundian secondary school girl, must flee to Wirodi for her safety, due to the outbreak of the Hutu Tutsi war in Burundi On her way to exile, she has her mother raped in the open and drowned into a river, her father chopped i

Life after Violence: A People's Story of Burundi

Life after Violence: A People's Story of BurundiBurundi recently emerged from twelve years of civil war In this book, ordinary Burundians, farmers, artisans, traders, mothers, soldiers and students talk about the past and the future, war and peace, their hopes for a better life and their relationships with each other and the state Young men, in

Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide

Burundi: Ethnic Conflict and GenocideThis book situates Burundi in the current global debate on ethnicity by describing and analyzing the wholesale massacre of the Hutu majority by the Tutsi minority The author refutes the government s version of these events that places blame on the former colonial government and the church He offer

The Yellow House

The Yellow HouseIn 1961, Sarah M Broom s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant the postwar optimism seemed assured Widowed, Ivory Mae

The Wild Boy of Burundi: A Study of an Outcast Child

The Wild Boy of Burundi: A Study of an Outcast ChildHarlan Lane is a psychologist and the author of a scientific study of the wild boy of Aveyron, the most famous case of a genuine feral child In 1974 a child was discovered in Burundi, apparently living with monkeys Lane traveled to Africa with psychiatrist Richard Pillard to study the boy, and t

Burundi: Biography of a Small African Country

Burundi: Biography of a Small African CountryBurundi is Rwanda s twin, a small country in Central Africa with a complex history of ethnic tension between its Hutu and Tutsi populations and a deep familiarity with traumatic events, including the mass killing of over 200,000 people Burundi was trapped in a state of civil war until 2004, after w

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary MiraclesAfter a lifetime s close observation of the continent, one of the world s finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa In captivating prose, Dowden spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone analyzes the i