“The Barefoot Woman” was named one of “11 books to read this December” by Literary Hub .
My book “The Barefoot Woman“, translated by Jordan Stump, is out now on Archipelago Books .
I’m excited to see Scholastique Mukasonga’s readership expanding. This past month, she even had her first story published in the New Yorker, which is a big occasion for an artist born in Rwanda who writes in French who has been championed by an indie publisher like Archipelago Books. The Barefoot Woman is a testament to Mukasonga’s mother and her fight to protect her children from the Rwandan genocide. This is the third book by Mukasonga brought to English, and there’s a fourth, Inyenzi, coming soon.
–Nate McNamara, Lit Hub contributor