A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

Gil Courtemanche (CA)

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The swimming pool of the Mille-Collines hotel is a magnet for a discrete group of Kigali residents: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates and prostitutes. Among these patrons is the hotel waitress Gentille, a beautiful Hutu often mistaken for a Tutsi, who has long been admired by Bernard Valcourt, a foreign journalist. As the two slide into a love affair and prepare for their wedding, we see the world around them coming apart.

This landmark novel confronts the nightmare that ravaged Rwanda in April 1994, when the Hutu-led government orchestrated genocide against the Tutsi people. A denunciation of poverty, ignorance, global apathy and media blindness, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali has at its heart a shattering love story, told with profound compassion and consummate control.

Product details

ISBN-13: 9781039008847

Number of pages: 272

Format: Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US)

Imprint: Vintage Canada

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