The New York Times Books Review : Igifu

Vous pouvez lire dans The New York Times Books une critique de Jane Hu sur mon recueil de nouvelles “Igifu“, traduit en anglais par Jordan Stump et édité par Archipelago Books.

Igifu” fait parti de la shortlist “New Story Collections Reconsider History and Upend Tradition” dans The New York Times.

“Igifu” depicts the lives of Rwanda’s Tutsis from their exile in the 1960s to the genocide of the ’90s. These stories follow the broad strokes of the author’s own life, though, unlike Mukasonga’s prior books “Cockroaches” and “The Barefoot Woman,” they are less explicitly autobiographical. Instead, she mediates the personal through fable to convey the sense of a collective past.

Jane Hue – The New York Times