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Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Running the Rift

Aaron Cance, January 30, 2013

An unflinching portrait of the Rwandan genocide, Benaron brings her readers face to face with a young Tutsi athlete who is meant to become a poster child for Hutu tolerance and generosity, but soon begins to question his keepers' motives. Handsomely written, what Benaron does best with this novel is show, through the book's narrative, the subtle siesmic shifts that lead to the eruption of violence that drew the attention of the rest of the world. Running the rift is engaging, thoughtful, and deeply felt, and anyone who reads it will never forget it's powerful cautionary message.
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