In a tone that sounds deeply felt, Nene Nwoko delivers this complicated, tragic story of a family torn apart by the civil war in Rwanda. Her approach underscores Blanche's confusion and trauma at fleeing as a Tutsi child and returning as an adult with her half-French children. Nwoko's delivery is slow, almost to the point of being pedantic, but this is a story that many will want to sink into. Blanche comes back to reunite with her mother, and Nwoko dramatizes the impact of long denied memories. For fans of international literature, this is a gentle performance that explores a difficult historical moment. Listeners will be moved to empathize with Blanche and her son, Stokely, as they struggle to move forward. M.R. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2023]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2022
DD ISBN 9798765073803 $19.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2022
DD ISBN 9798765073810 $47.95
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