This week’s link

IMG_8850_resizedWe’re staying in Rwanda this week following my recent review of Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile.

First up is an unsettling piece from the Literary Hub by Megha Majumdar arguing that post-genocide Rwanda is not quite the success story  of democratic modernisation it likes to project.

Half-Truth and Reconciliation After the Rwandan Genocide

Finishing on a lighter note, here is a dispatch from music producer Jan Brennan originally published in The Believer  on making field recordings of the Rwandan band  the Good Ones. 

Rwanda: Love Songs from the Ashes of a Genocide


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