All Your Children, Scattered (Paperback)
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All Your Children, Scattered (Paperback)

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Published: 23/02/2023
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Blanche returns to Rwanda after building a life in Bordeaux with her husband and young son, Stokely.

Reuniting with her mother Immaculata, old wounds are reopened for both mother and daughter while Stokely, caught between two countries, tries to understand where he comes from and where he belongs.

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse's unforgettable debut novel follows three generations torn apart by the genocide against the Tutsis, as they try to reconnect with one another, rebuild broken links and find their place in today's world.

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787704053
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 210 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Viscerally powerful." - Financial Times

“Searing… a poignant meditation on the violence that ruptured so many lives. Mairesse’s lyrical prose, translated by Alison Anderson, is mesmerising.”   - The Observer

“Silence, muteness, buried pain, the guarding of long-held secrets, obfuscation and the disinclination to discuss traumatic experience – all inflect this lyrical, subtle narrative, which takes a sideways approach to “the shipwreck of a nation” in Rwanda after the genocide of the Tutsi in 1994. Focusing on female perspectives, All Your Children, Scattered ripples outwards from this central catastrophe, moving back and forth in time; Mairesse explores family matters with great specificity, while never diminishing the scale of the tragedy.” - TLS

“Clear-eyed, rich prose….. a book of deep sorrow and profound dignity, a commentary both on the violent legacy of colonisation and the pitilessness of human nature.” - Irish Times

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“One of the best books I've read this year”

This book deals with a number of heavy topics, yet it is not heavy. It is an exquisitely written tale of trauma and belonging, and how these things can impact both families and societies. As I was reading this book... More

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