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Riassunto: Josefu Mutesa, British born of Ugandan parents, slowly recalls his experiences in Rwanda, 'land of a thousand hills' where he went as a UN official to record and report on the violent events that had just taken place. The magnitude of political treachery and human betrayal causes him to break down and he is removed to Canada to recover. With the help of friends he part owns a bookshop and leads a quiet life in Banff. Now, six years later, he takes a road trip across Canada and faces his demons. Crossing the prairies accompanied by ghosts that demand their stories be heard, he takes us on a parallel journey between time and place that is both sensitive and harrowing. One that we shall not forget.
What are people experiencing when they become mass killers? Look at what's happening around us today. Rwandans are no different to me or you, and yet some of them suddenly turned into killers, grandmothers killing grandmothers, neighbours killing neighbours' children--and we don't know how they turned, not really.
In this novel, I maintain distance out of respect for the dead, so horrors are presented in flashbacks. A former UN officer, himself of African heritage, crosses the Canadian flat prairies and recalls the burning hills of Rwanda during the killings, seeing visions and ghosts of perpetrators and victims who demand to be heard.
I am dedicated to writing a set of three novels about parallel journeys, since I have been fascinated by the juxtaposition of places people can live in--physically in one place and mentally in another country. I wrote this novel for its own sake, not to put out a message, but if it helps people reflect or learn new facts, I am not going to be sorry. I am passionate about understanding the inner logic of other cultures
I also am passionate about battling against 'culture' being used as an excuse to oppress women and turn a blind eye.
I am passionate about fighting stereotypes and hope that shows in my novels.
I am passionate about classical ballet and still do a class every week.
I am passionate about young people and, to be honest, especially my own children and grandchildren.
"Professionally, I am an anthropologist and taught at several British universities and published profusely in my field.
For literature, I was granted three residencies at Yaddo, the artists' retreat in the USA and once at Blue Mountain Centre in upstate New York."
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Descrizione libro Whyte Tracks, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005303105
Descrizione libro Whyte Tracks, 2015. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 8792632394. Codice libro della libreria 69058P
Descrizione libro Whyte Tracks, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 238 pages. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk8792632394
Descrizione libro Whyte Tracks, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 8792632394