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A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

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Published by Canongate Books in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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ISBN 109781847677037

Nov 23,  · Today’s book I am talking about is A Sunday at the pool in Kigali. I discovered this book by a friend recommendation. He bought the book from a bookshop in Johannesburg and I was about to read it next while I was traveling in South Africa. Dec 12,  · All manner of Kigali residents pass their time by the pool of the Mille-Collines hotel: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates, UN peacekeepers, prostitutes. Keeping a watchful eye is Bernard Valcourt, a jaded foreign journalist, but his closest attention is devoted to Gentille, a hotel waitress with the slender, elegant build of a Tutsi.

"The novel of the year" is what La Presse called this extraordinary book-a love story that takes place during the genocide in Rwanda-by one of French Canada's most admired journalists. The swimming pool of the Mille-Collines hotel is a magnet for a motley group of Kigali residents: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates and prostitutes. A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali By (author) Gil Courtemanche; Introduction by Giles Foden; Translated by Patricia Claxton. In the middle of Kigali is a swimming pool at the Hotel des Mille-Collines. It is a magnet for a privileged group of residents, a place where middle-class Rwandans drink with melancholy expatriates and prostitutes.

A hard-hitting chronicle of an overlooked chapter of recent history, told with skill and compassion, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is also a celebration of living in the moment, of the integrity of friendship and the courage of everyday heroes/5(18). Apr 20,  · But above all, it is his insistence on love, and the right to live one's life passionately and well, even in the face of AIDS and the genocide, this double helix of devastating African tragedies, that make this book great." -- National Post "A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a Heart of Darkness for today/5(K).


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Jun 17,  · "A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali" is a sad and haunting novel about two improbable lovers -- a weary Canadian journalist and a young Rwandan barmaid -- who try to claim their ration of happiness in a country riddled with AIDS and teetering on the brink of genocide.

The writing is spare, full of menace, and wonderfully evocative of Africa/5(32). A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passion /5. Oct 03,  · A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche translated by Patricia Claxton £, Canongate, pp.

A couple of years before the genocide, I Author: Giles Foden. "A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali," by Gil Courtemanche, is a searing story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the Rwandan genocide. It is also both a love song to the people and country of Rwanda, and an indictment against the international community's indifference in the face of the impending massacre/5.

Apr 20,  · “A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a Heart of Darkness for today. I don’t know what reader will read this book without feeling in some way morally tested.” Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi “This novel is not only powerful and beautifully written/5(10).

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. From the book In the middle of Kigali there is a swimming pool surrounded by deckchairs and a score of tables all.

Oct 12,  · A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, disgorging the poor in their Sunday best into crooked mud lanes bordered by houses made of the same clay. Small red houses — just far enough away from the swimming pool not to offend the nostrils of the important — filled with shouting, happy children, with men and women dying of AIDS and /5.

About Gil Courtemanche. Gil Courtemanche is a journalist in international and third-world politics, and an author of several non-fiction works. Un dimanche à la piscine. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali Book Summary and Study Guide. Gil Courtemanche Booklist Gil Courtemanche Message Board.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali; In Rwanda in the s, Bernard Valcourt, a Canadian, spends time at a hotel frequented by many other foreign nationals. Valcourt is trying to set up a.

The anger in A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is eclipsed only by its sadness. The dedication page mentions “friends swept away in the maelstrom” and with this nasty, hopeful, bilious, and affirming book, Courtemanche has done them justice.

The journalist in him has. Oct 04,  · A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche translated by Patricia Claxton Canongate £, pp Primo Levi once said about the Holocaust: 'It happened, therefore it.

Every Sunday afternoon in Kigali, Rwanda, the pool at the Mille-Collines Hotel is a gathering spot for government workers, wealthy Rwandans engaged in various trades, aid workers, journalists, foreign visitors, and enterprising prostitutes, who gather to drink, exchange news, gossip among themselves, and participate in the "vaguely surrealistic play being acted out at the pool.".

A SUNDAY AT THE POOL IN KIGALI Gil Courtemanche, Author, Patricia Claxton, Translator, trans. from the French by Patricia Claxton. Knopf $23 (p) ISBN Buy this book. This summary of A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali includes a complete plot overview – spoilers included. We’re considering expanding this synopsis into a full-length study guide to deepen your comprehension of the book and why it's important.

Still, no-one can believe that the extremists will go too far, that brothers and sisters will kill brothers and sisters, and thatcivilians will be massacred.A hard-hitting chronicle of an overlooked chapter of recent history, told with skill and compassion, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is also a celebration of living in the moment 4/5(11).

Oct 26,  · In the middle of Kigali there is a swimming pool surrounded by deckchairs and a score of tables all made of white plastic. And forming a huge L overhanging this patch of blue stands the Hôtel des.

Set against the genocide in Rwanda, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is also a love story that addresses issues such as corruption, petty bureaucracy and the ravages that AIDS has brought on Africa.

This book deals with raw subjects and the language and images it uses are equally raw, reflecting their author’s anger and fierce opposition to all forms of injustice. Get this from a library. A Sunday at the pool in Kigali. [Gil Courtemanche] -- In the middle of Kigali is a swimming pool at the Hotel des Mille-Collines.

It is a magnet for a privileged group of residents, a place where international experts mix with aid-workers, middle-class. Once I read the story I had to leave it until I could deal with the memories in writing a review of A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali.

The love story of a Canadian foreign correspondent, Bernard Valcourt, and the beautiful Hutu, Gentille, who had Tutsi features and elegance, is set against the societal corruption exemplified by those who gather. Longmont Public Library.

Free download or read online A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of this novel was published inand was written by Gil Courtemanche.

The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this cultural, africa story are,/5.Get this from a library! A Sunday at the pool in Kigali. [Gil Courtemanche; Patricia Claxton] -- Follows the lives of an eclectic group of individuals who frequent a hotel swimming pool in a Rwandan town including Gentille, a beautiful Hutu often mistaken for a Tutsi, who has long been admired.A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali () About book: Somepeople massacred in three months, most by machete-wielding neighbors: that was the horror which began 20 years ago today in Rwanda.

The conflict was ostensibly between ethnic groups, the majority Hutu and the minority Tutsi. But lines were blurred since many moderate Hutus were killed and anyone who has looked closely at the.