OUR LADY OF THE NILE, translated from the French by Melanie Mauthner

: Mukasonga (S.)

R 220.00
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188pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2022


First published in France in 2012. First English language edition published in the USA in 2014. Winner of the Prix Renaudot and the Prix Ahmadou-Kourouma.

 A novel set in an elite girls' boarding school in Rwanda in the late 1970s.

"There's so much brilliance in this book my breath is taken away." Tsitsi Dangerembga, author of Nervous Conditions

Scholastique Mukasonga was born in Rwanda in 1956. In 1960 her family was displaced to the Bugesera district of Rwanda. A Tutsi, she was later forced to flee to Burundi and settled in France in 1992. Her books include the memoirs, Inyenzi ou les Cafards (Cockroaches); Ce que murmurent les collines (What the Hills Whisper), a collection of short stories, and the novels Coeur Tambour (Pounding Heart, Drumming Heart) and Kibogo est monté au ciel (Kibogo Climbed to the Sky).