World Literature Today published a review by Andreea Gabudeanu about my new book ‘The Barefoot Woman‘, edited by Archipelago Books.
Read the whole review on World Literature Today site.
The Barefoot Woman is a living-record document, the voice of culture, tradition, and hope as well as a representation of the history lived by a group of Tutsi during the Rwandan genocide. It is a great performance where language has the stage, where words are revered and carefully chosen. Scholastique Mukasonga focuses her authorial lens on a historical segment isolated from within a kaleidoscope of major events. She brings forth the history lived and suffered by her people who are forced to abandon their homes. They endure the process of relocation and invest their energy into new places with fewer resources and the fear of death knocking at their door.