Broken memory: a novel of Rwanda

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Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 2
Lexile measure:
890L
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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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ISBN:
9780888998934
9780888998927
9781554981618
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.9, 2 Points
Lexile measure:
890L
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subject_facet Electronic books, Genocide -- Rwanda -- Fiction, Genocide -- Rwanda -- Juvenile fiction, Hutu (African people) -- Fiction, Hutu (African people) -- Juvenile fiction, Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Africa, Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Fiction, Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Juvenile fiction, Tutsi (African people) -- Fiction, Tutsi (African people) -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda
title_full Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda / Elisabeth Combres ; translated by Shelley Tanaka, Broken memory : a novel of Rwanda [electronic resource] Combres, Elisabeth.
title_short Broken memory :
title_sub a novel of Rwanda
topic_facet Electronic books, Genocide, History, Hutu (African people), Tutsi (African people)