An author from Rwanda
writing in French
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Scholastique Mukasonga was born in Rwanda, near the Rukarara River in the Gikongoro Prefecture. In 1960, her family was forcibly moved to Nyamata where, in 1968, Scholastique passed the secondary school entrance examination. She was then sent to Boarding School in Kigali. In 1971, she enrolled in the School of Social Work at Butare, but she was again forced to leave there in 1973, taking refuge in Burundi. Scholastique completed her studies, commenced work with UNICEF and there, met her husband-to-be. In 1994, her father, her mother and thirtyseven of her tutsi relatives were massacred in Rwanda. She now lives in France (2012).
For further information, look at the author's website.
[Sighted 3 February 2013].
lnyenzi ou les Cafards. Paris : Gallimard, 2006. (166p.). ISBN 2 07 077725 1. Autobiography. [Preface by Boniface Mongo-Mboussa].
La femme aux pieds nus. Paris : Gallimard, 2008. (146p.). ISBN : 978-2-07-011983-7. Autobiography.
L'Iguifou. Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2010. (124p.). ISBN: 978-2-07-012791-7. Five short stories from Rwanda.
Notre-Dame du Nil. Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2012. (226p.). ISBN: 978-2-07-013342-0. Prix Renaudot 2102. Novel.
Ce que murmurent les collines. Paris: Gallimard, 2014. (142p.). ISBN: 978-2-07-014538-6. Short stories.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 07 February 2007
Modified: 29 November 2014
Archived: 29 November 2014