An author from Rwanda
writing in French
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Thérèse Muamini was born in Rwanda. She arrived in France in 1976, where she was joined in 1982 by a cousin suffering from Aids. When this cousin died, Thérèse Muamini adopted her baby son who was HIV positive. For the following ten years, she worked as a cleaning lady to feed her family. She also had to cope with the antagonism surrounding her, as well as preventing her children from being put into care.
Mon Fils mon amour . [In collaboration with Nadine Bitner My Son, my love ]. Paris: Ramsay, 1995. (240p.). Novel. ISBN: 9 782841 140619. [En collaboration avec Nadine Bitner].
Thérèse is African. Upon her arrival in France she is happy to find work as a domestic helper. Her fate takes a turn for the worse when she adopts a baby who is HIV positive from a friend who has just died of Aids. It is then that her problems begin : she has to look ater Tshakua while continuing to work, as well as having to find somewhere to live, having being thrown out of her apartment because she took in two other children.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 14 September 1996
Archived: 19 December 2012