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The Resource Cockroaches, Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump

Cockroaches, Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump

Label
Cockroaches
Title
Cockroaches
Statement of responsibility
Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Imagine being born into a world where everything about you--the shape of your nose, the look of your hair, the place of your birth--designates you as an undesirable, an inferior, a menace, no better than a cockroach, something to be driven away and ultimately exterminated. Imagine being thousands of miles away while your family and friends are brutally and methodically slaughtered. Imagine being entrusted by your parents with the mission of leaving everything you know and finding some way to survive, in the name of your family and your people. Scholastique Mukasonga's Cockroaches is the story of growing up a Tutsi in Hutu-dominated Rwanda--the story of a happy child, a loving family, all wiped out in the genocide of 1994. A vivid, bittersweet depiction of family life and bond in a time of immense hardship, it is also a story of incredible endurance, and the duty to remember that loss and those lost while somehow carrying on. Sweet, funny, wrenching, and deeply moving, Cockroaches is a window onto an unforgettable world of love, grief, and horror"--
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Summary
Scholastique Mukasonga's Cockroaches is the story of growing up a Tutsi in Hutu-dominated Rwanda--the story of a happy child, a loving family, all wiped out in the genocide of 1994. A vivid, bitterwsweet depiction of family life and bond in a time of immense hardship, it is also a story of incredible endurance, and the duty to remember that loss and those lost while somehow carrying on
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10534373
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 967.57104/31
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Cockroaches, Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First Archipelago Books Edition.
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780914671534
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016025248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)934676567
Label
Cockroaches, Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First Archipelago Books Edition.
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780914671534
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016025248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)934676567

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