Noté /5. Retrouvez Deogratias: A Tale Of Rwanda et des millions de livres en stock sur Achetez neuf ou d’occasion. Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda has ratings and reviews. Orsodimondo said: GRAZIE A DIO PER COSA?Ambientato in Rwanda subito prima e subito. The 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 e.

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On the one hand, I want very much to read it.

Deogratias and the Representation of the Rwandan Genocide

The author grapples with a time hop between before and after the genocide, drawing the readers deograatias the implications of what lead up First Second Books’ Deogratias: The art is not super amazing, but it fits the story.

The brevity helps; too many words would drown this story. I knew just from the description that this one is too dark for me, but it is so impressive that so much is conveyed without any actual depiction of the violence. Although the graphic novel is comparable to that of a comic book in appearance, this particular graphic novel is anything but comical. I think that telling people you abandoned a book and explaining why is still useful info – deogratas you explained your reasons well!

Melody Sep 23,1: I suppose these leaps in time provide readers with a disturbing sense of how the trauma of the past continues to haunt the present, and in that way it is perhaps effective at achieving its aims. How interesting that it takes place before and after the genocide, but doesn’t depict the genocide itself. As a work of storytelling, and exploration of regret and PTSD, it is exceptionally well-done.


Read it when you’re in the mood to think about this because it sort of haunts you afterward. This graphic novel haunted me for several days after I finished it.

Father Prior Stanislas – A white priest who runs the local church. It’s stark and startling with images that rip the reader to sheds depicting deogratiqs Rwandan genocide and the disgusting tactics used in a fight that pitted Hutu and Tutsi groups against each other, though in the foreword, it explains that z more about the imperial forces that dictated this ‘difference’ rather than a real cultural difference between the two.

Born and raised in Belgium, Stassen has traveled all over the world. I actually just finished this last night, and while I can’t really talee how I feel about it yet it’s so intense and just.

Stassen, a Belgian who lives in Rwanda, depicts the horror and violence including brutal rape and the starvation of children in small, compact panels and uses moody colorings and expressive characterizations to convey much of the human tragedy. But Alexis Siegel, the translator, eloquently describes the events and history surrounding Dogratias inincluding bringing readers up to date through the s about what has transpired there.


Oh, Nymeth, what a beautiful review. Mar 31, Malbadeen rated it it was ok. I think fiction is a way to infuse historical events with emotional impact, and doegratias is a valid epistemological approach.

A Tale of Rwanda, written randa illustrated by Jean-Philippe Stassen, details an individualistic history of a young man living in Rwanda. This personal, graphic representation provides a refreshing twist on the textbook-style accounts of Rwanda’s history.

Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda

What would someone do, at that time, in that place? While Superman was more fantastical, Deogratias can be considered another progressive step in depicting realism and strife within the pages of graphic novels. It wasn’t that the book was bleak and hopeless that bothered me.

In the introduction, the translator Alexis Siegel says: Subscribe by email Enter your email address: In the last few years, I’ve read 2 books on the genocide in Rwanda. Natasha Maw Books Sep 22,3: Amanda Sep 22,1: Return to Book Page.

Come dire che il conflitto inizia in casa. Deogratias gives the readers a vessel to observe through of what it must have felt like to live in Rwanda during the genocide.