Title: Girl Who Smiled Beads, The
Authors: Wamariya, Clemantine
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 265
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: When Clemantine and her older sister Claire flee the Rwandan genocide in 1994, their search for refuge takes them six long years and through eight African countries. Finally, when Clemantine is twelve, they are granted refugee status in the US. And as they say, the rest is history. But it is a history of adjustments, of remembering and forgetting and making sense of the world and what has come to pass.

Eloquent and moving, this is an unforgettable memoir of survival and finding home, wherever it may take you.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A real eye-opener to some of the realities to the genocide in Rwanda. An important read I think."

"Honest, open, shocking but not graphically brutal and a very eloquent writer. Very powerful."

"The horrors of war are there but the book is readable and sensational."

"Easy to read - she used a co-author to help make sense of all the emotions."

"The book gives a real insight into just what it means to be a refugee."

"As well as the genocide, it book also offers insights on colonialism which is relevant in Rwanda."

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, War theme, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Grief/loss, Historical, Social commentary/perspectives, Rwanda, America, Africa, 2021 Titles


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