Buchaillard gives us closure of sorts at the end of the book, an optimistic vision of Rwanda witnessed through the healing of a family, but in our current climate it makes for uneasy reading. The novel’s central message seems to be the one we always ignore: learn the lessons of the past; do not seek to erase events; do not be manipulated by false narratives. Break the silence.
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My Artemis, My Ephesus

Karen Phillips reports on the melancholy past and 7 present of Izmir in Turkey

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17


In our Turkish years, when the sun shone on history changing before our eyes, we used to scuba dive at Pamucak Bay, seaward of the ruins of Ephesus. I …

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Interview with Scholastique Mukasonga

Suzy Ceulan Hughes

PUBLISHED ON: 26/11/13

CATEGORY: Interview

NWR: Hello, Scholastique. Firstly, I’d like to say how pleased I am to be bringing your short story, ‘Le Deuil’ (Mourning), to English readers for the …

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Ken Saro-Wiwa

PUBLISHED ON: 29/12/11

CATEGORY: Interview

It is savage comment on today’s world that the closing weeks of Swansea’s U.K. Year of Literature should be marked by the murder of one of its patrons …

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