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The Resource Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda, Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel

Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda, Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel

Label
Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda
Title
Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel
Title variation
A tale of Rwanda
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The 2000 winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. He is an ordinary teenager, in love with a girl named Benigne, but Deogratias is a Hutu and Benigne is a Tutsi who dies in the genocide, and Deogratias himself plays a part in her death. As the story circles around but never depicts the terror and brutality of an entire country descending into violence, we watch Deogratias in his pursuit of Benigne, and we see his grief and descent into madness following her death, as he comes to believe he is a dog. Told with great artistry and intelligence, this book offers a window into a dark chapter of recent human history and exposes the West's role in the tragedy. Stassen's interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it heightens the impact of the horror, giving powerful expression to the unspeakable, indescribable experience of ordinary Hutus caught up in the violence. Difficult, beautiful, honest, and heartbreaking, this is a major work by a masterful artist
Member of
Summary
Deogratias is just a teenager when he experiences genocide in Rwanda with the tale unfolding only before and after the massacre revealing the madness and horror of one young boy and his country
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Glyph Comics Awards, Best Reprint Publication, 2007.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2007
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
144272
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Rated OT for older teen
LC call number
PN6790.B43
LC item number
S73 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda, Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Control code
ocm60776609
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed. Deluxe, illustrated
Extent
79 p.
Isbn
9781596431034
Isbn Type
(Trade Paper )
Lccn
2005017576
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60776609
Label
Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda, Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel
Link
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Control code
ocm60776609
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed. Deluxe, illustrated
Extent
79 p.
Isbn
9781596431034
Isbn Type
(Trade Paper )
Lccn
2005017576
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60776609

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