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The Resource Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda, Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel

Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda, Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel

Label
Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda
Title
Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • The 2000 winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. He is an ordinary teenager, in love with a girl named Be;nigne, but Deogratias is a Hutu and Be;nigne is a Tutsi who dies in the genocide, and Deogratias himself plays a part in her death. As the story circles around but never depicts the terror and brutality of an entire country descending into violence, we watch Deogratias in his pursuit of Be;nigne, and we see his grief and descent into madness following her death, as he comes to believe he is a dog. Told with great artistry and intelligence, this book offers a window into a dark chapter of recent human history and exposes the West's role in the tragedy. Stassen's interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it heightens the impact of the horror, giving powerful expression to the unspeakable, indescribable experience of ordinary Hutus caught up in the violence. Difficult, beautiful, honest, and heartbreaking, this is a major work by a masterful artist
  • "The 2000 winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. He is an ordinary teenager, in love with a girl named Benigne, but Deogratias is a Hutu and Bénigne is a Tutsi who dies in the genocide, and Deogratias himself plays a part in her death. As the story circles around but never depicts the terror and brutality of an entire country descending into violence, we watch Deogratias in his pursuit of Benigne, and we see his grief and descent into madness following her death, as he comes to believe he is a dog. Told with great artistry and intelligence, this book offers a window into a dark chapter of recent human history and exposes the West's role in the tragedy. Stassen's interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it heightens the impact of the horror, giving powerful expression to the unspeakable, indescribable experience of ordinary Hutus caught up in the violence. Difficult, beautiful, honest, and heartbreaking, this is a major work by a masterful artist."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stassen, Jean-Philippe
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PN6790.B43
LC item number
S73 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tutsi (African people)
  • Hutu (African people)
  • Genocide
  • Teenage boys
  • Graphic novels
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Young adult fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda, Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60776609
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9781596431034
Lccn
2005017576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60776609
Label
Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda, Stassen ; translated by Alex Siegel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60776609
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9781596431034
Lccn
2005017576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60776609

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