1 edition of Small country found in the catalog.
Written in English
In Burundi in 1992, ten-year-old Gabriel enjoys carefree days with his friends, but his idyllic existence and his innocence come to a brutal end when Burundi and neighboring Rwanda are hit by civil war and genocide.
|Statement||Gaël Faye ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone|
|Contributions||Ardizzone, Sarah, 1970- translator|
|LC Classifications||PQ2706.A935 P4813 2018|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||183|
|LC Control Number||2018064029|
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Small Country packs multiple experiences into a small space.’ –BookPage “Gaël Faye is a revelation. Small Country is a luminous and poignant novel about childhood, war, exile and identity this is literature at its most powerful.” –Le Parisien Magazine/5(72). Small Country is a beautiful book that is filled with perfectly drawn anecdotes that tie Gaby's young life together.
It is a powerful story that tells of a world that can be raw and bleak yet full of innocence. I can see why this Small country book is so popular in France and can predict it will have many fans here in the US. Highly recommended/5. It is also the kind of book that will stay with you for a long time.
Set amidst the beautiful scenery of Africa and based on a dark chapter in Burundi’s history, Small Country —which won France’s most prestigious literary award—is a powerful, important story about family, cultural differences, and war. Small Country is his first novel, but he’s had previous success as a songwriter and rapper, with songs that uniquely bridge the gap between French pop and African beats.
Like Faye’s music, Small Country packs multiple experiences into a small space. The end of childhood, the demands of family and the coming of war, all seen through the eyes. • Small Country by Gaël Faye is published by Hogarth (£).
To order a copy for £ go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Small Country is a sensitive exploration of the life of a human being who has had to run away from his land, his family, and his friends Every day in our world, we hear the terms “migrants” and “refugees,” but we forget that behind these words, there are names, dreams, and voices.
Faye eloquently speaks to the untenable choices, among love of country, family, or survival, that victims in conflict zones are forced to make." —Library Journal “Gaël Faye is a revelation.
Small Country is a luminous and poignant novel about childhood, war, exile and identity this is literature at its most powerful.” – Le Parisien /5(60). Small Country Gaël Faye, trans.
from the French by Sarah Ardizzone. Hogarth, $25 (p) ISBN Buy this book Faye debuts a precise and potent voice in his deeply affecting novel.
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