Our Lady of the Nile
Our Lady of the Nile
A Novel
Scholastique Mukasonga

For her most recent work and first novel—Notre-Dame du Nil, originally published in March 2012 with Gallimard in French—Mukasonga immerses us in a school for young girls, called "Notre-Dame du Nil." The girls are sent to this high school perched on the ridge of the Nile in order to become the feminine elite of the country and to escape the dangers of the outside world. The book is a prelude to the Rwandan genocide and unfolds behind the closed doors of the school, in the interminable rainy season. Friendships, desires, hatred, political fights, incitation to racial violence, persecutions... The school soon becomes a fascinating existential microcosm of the true 1970s Rwanda.

Title Our Lady of the Nile
Subtitle A Novel
Author Scholastique Mukasonga
Publisher Archipelago Books
Title First Published 01 September 2014
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 240 p.
ISBN-10 0914671030
ISBN-13 9780914671039
Publication Date 01 September 2014
Main content page count 240
Weight 16 oz.

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