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The Resource The past ahead : a novel, Gilbert Gatore ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager

The past ahead : a novel, Gilbert Gatore ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager

Label
The past ahead : a novel
Title
The past ahead
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gilbert Gatore ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The Past Ahead is the story of the destinies of two people after their experiences of the genocide in Rwanda. Isaro is orphaned, exiled, and now returned to her native country. Niko is a character in a novel that Isaro writes to help her understand her country's recent horrific past. Isaro's quest to recover the memory of the life she has lost is haunted by her nightmare imaginings, whose horror is given expression through Niko, a mute social outcast. When an army intent on massacre reaches his village, the once gentle young man is forced to become a killer. After the fighting ends, Niko retreats to a cave that he shares with a family of gorillas to try to escape the burden of his guilt. In his solitude, he is plagued with painful memories that will not leave him. As Isaro writes Niko's story, she succumbs to the sadness of death, violence, and the dreadful reminders of her terrible past. Stunning and powerfully written, Gatore's novel lays bare the unfathomable human cost of this international tragedy"--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10150730
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gatore, Gilbert
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
De Jager, Marjolijn
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Global African voices
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide survivors
  • Genocide survivors
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
Label
The past ahead : a novel, Gilbert Gatore ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
906461
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 119 pages
Isbn
9780253006660
Lccn
2012015756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780253006660
  • (OCoLC)760973506
Label
The past ahead : a novel, Gilbert Gatore ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
906461
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 119 pages
Isbn
9780253006660
Lccn
2012015756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780253006660
  • (OCoLC)760973506

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