Scholastique Mukasonga

Scholastique Mukasonga

Biography

Scholastique Mukasonga is a Rwandan author. Her family was displaced within Rwanda during her childhood, and she was later forced to flee to Burundi and then to France, where she settled in 1992. She lost 27 members of her family in the Rwandan genocide. Mukasonga wrote two acclaimed memoirs about her family’s experiences, Cockroaches and The Barefoot Woman, as well as the novel Our Lady of the Nile, which received the Prix Renaudot.

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Events with Scholastique Mukasonga

Voices of the Silenced

11 May 2019
4:00 pm
Albertine Books
972 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10075

It Happened to Me, Presented with The Guardian

11 May 2019
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
SubCulture 45 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012

Women’s Work, a PEN America World Voices Festival event in Los Angeles

13 May 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LAXART
7000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood CA 90038