Warscapes published a critique of Alexander Dawson about my latest book ‘Cockroaches‘, edited by Archipelago Books.
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Memory plays a pivotal role not just in this text, but seemingly for Mukasonga herself. “Rare are the survivors who could find their loved ones’ remains and bury them in a grave. And in any case, however others may envy it, that privilege isn’t necessarily helpful for the “grief work” psychologists talk about.” Unable to locate not just the bodies of all of those killed, but also the details concerning their final moments, Mukasonga opts instead for an alternative form of remembrance through the remarkable memorial that is Cockroaches.