Small Country
Small Country
ISBN
978-1784741594
Released
June 7, 2018
Publisher
Hogarth Press
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
AVAILABLE FROM
14 June 2018
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About

Already an international sensation (sold in thirty territories to date), winner of the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens in 2016, this debut from a French-Rwandan ex-investment banker turned hip hop artist is a beautiful but harrowing coming-of-age tale


Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expat neighbourhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister, Ana, is something close to paradise. These are happy, carefree days spent with his friends sneaking cigarettes and stealing mangoes, swimming in the river and riding bikes in the streets they have turned into their kingdom. But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful idyll will shatter when Burundi and neighbouring Rwanda are brutally hit by war and genocide. 

A haunting and luminous novel of extraordinary power, Small Country describes a devastating end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a young child caught in the maelstrom of history. It is a stirring tribute not only to a time of tragedy, but also to the bright days that came before it.

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