Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda

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Publisher:
First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrink Publishing Holdings,
Pub. Date:
2018.
Edition:
First American revised edition.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 580L
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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 Bénigne, 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, wewatch Deogratias in his pursuit of Bénigne, 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.

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ISBN:
9781250189646
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 580L
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subject_facet Genocide -- Rwanda -- Comic books, strips, etc, Graphic novels, Hutu (African people) -- Rwanda -- Comic books, strips, etc, Teenage boys -- Rwanda -- Psychology -- Comic books, strips, etc, Tutsi (African people) -- Crimes against -- Rwanda -- Comic books, strips, etc
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title_full Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda / J.P. Stassen ; [introduction by Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse]
title_short Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda
topic_facet Crimes against, Genocide, Hutu (African people), Psychology, Teenage boys, Tutsi (African people)