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The Past Ahead (Global African Voices)

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The Past Ahead is the story of the destinies of two people after their experiences of the genocide in Rwanda. Isaro is orphaned, exiled, and now returned to her native country. Niko is a character in a novel that Isaro writes to help her understand her country's recent horrific past. Isaro's quest to recover the memory of the life she has lost is haunted by her nightmare imaginings, whose horror is given expression through Niko, a mute social outcast. When an army intent on massacre reaches his village, the once gentle young man is forced to become a killer. After the fighting ends, Niko retreats to a cave that he shares with a family of gorillas to try to escape the burden of his guilt. In his solitude, he is plagued with painful memories that will not leave him. As Isaro writes Niko's story, she succumbs to the sadness of death, violence, and the dreadful reminders of her terrible past. Stunning and powerfully written, Gatore's novel lays bare the unfathomable human cost of this international tragedy.

About the Author

Gilbert Gatore was born in Rwanda in 1981. During the civil war, he kept a diary that was later lost during his escape. He began writing fiction in an attempt to recreate the impressions recorded in his diary.

Marjolijn de Jager is a translator who specializes in Francophone African literature. She received the Distinguished Member Award from the African Literature Association in 2011.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253006653
Author:
Gatore, Gilbert
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
de Jager, Marjolijn
Author:
Jager, Marjolijn de
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
African Studies; contemporary issues; Fiction; Literary Studies; Literature; memory; Rwanda genocide
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Global African Voices
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
138
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.7 lb

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