When Nyamugari, an adolescent mute, attempts to ask a young woman in rural Burundi for directions to an appropriate place to relieve himself, his gestures are mistaken as premeditation for rape To the young woman s community, his fleeing confirms his guilt, setting off a chain reaction of pursuit,

The book is a novel on the problems of refugees from Burundi Kigeme, a Burundian secondary school girl, must flee to Wirodi for her safety, due to the outbreak of the Hutu Tutsi war in Burundi On her way to exile, she has her mother raped in the open and drowned into a river, her father chopped i

In 1961, Sarah M Broom s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant the postwar optimism seemed assured Widowed, Ivory Mae