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A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

This landmark novel – by an acclaimed journalist who spent several years working in Africa – confronts the nightmare that ravaged Rwanda in April 1994, when the Hutu-led government orchestrated genocide against the Tutsi people. With profound compassion and consummate control, Gil Courtemanche navigates a world about to be wrested apart, where the faces of the aggressors are those of neighbours, friends and family. A solemn denunciation of poverty, ignorance, global apathy and media blindness, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is, above all, a stirring hymn to humanity that will move and challenge all who read it. Translated into English by Patricia Claxton.

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