Broken memory: a novel of Rwanda

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Groundwood Books,
Pub. Date:
2009.
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English
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890L
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Hiding behind an armchair, five-year-old Emma does not witness the murder of her mother, but she hears everything. And when the assassins finally leave, the young Tutsi girl somehow manages to stumble 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. Emma stays with the old woman and a quiet bond forms between the two, but long after the war ends, the young girl is still haunted by nightmares. When the country establishes courts to allow victims to face their tormenters in their villages, Emma is uneasy and afraid. But through her growing friendship with a young torture victim and the gentle encouragement of an old man charged with helping child survivors, Emma finds the courage to return to the house where her mother was killed and begin the journey to healing.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Genocide -- Rwanda -- Juvenile fiction, Hutu (African people) -- Juvenile fiction, Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Juvenile fiction, Tutsi (African people) -- Juvenile fiction
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