Deogratias means “thanks be to God,” and it’s the name of a boy coming of age in Rwanda in He is just figuring out what it means to be a. The winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the e. Buy *Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda* online, Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda Stassen First Second Paperback 96 pages. May rated 5 of 5 possible stars .

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Nov 28, Liralen rated it liked it Shelves: Father Prior Stanislas – A white priest who runs the local church. I thing this book is good for me. Nov 19, Raechel rated it it was ok. He forcefully makes Deogratias join his group and participate in the killing.

That said, I could have used a bit more context within the story: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. I think the art is just okay now, and the story sort of opaque and not that insightful about the genocide.

Deogratias has flashbacks to his life before the genocide. The sisters are themselves struggling raanda establish their own place in society and understand the difficult decisions their mother, Venetia, has made—Apollinaria’s real father is a white Catholic priest, and Venetia has been forced to leave the country in the past to save her daughters.


Views Read Edit View history. He is a Hutu boy in Rwanda during the genocide.

Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda

A masterful work with vibrant, confident art, this book will stay with and haunt its readers. Open Preview See a Problem?

Published May 2nd by First Second first published January 1st She works as a prostitute at a rwana hotel, soliciting in sexual manners. Readers feel fully immersed and prepared for the tale that follows, thanks to Siegel. But if readers want something that will educate them and impact them on various levels, Deogratias is a foregone conclusion. Mar 31, Malbadeen rated it it was ok.

Retrieved from ” https: Forcing you to truly understand how terrible these events were. It tells me about what deograitas between Hutus and Tutsis. It’s heart-wrenching and a very realistic historical graphic novel.

Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda

Powerful story that stays with you. Deogratias’ development into adulthood is warped and violated by a wave of violence sudden and horrifyingly arbitrary, even taking into account his nation’s preexisting ethnic tensions.

It’s stark and startling with images that rip the reader to sheds depicting the Rwandan genocide and the disgusting tactics used in a fight that pitted Hutu and Tutsi groups against each other, though in the foreword, it explains that it’s more about the imperial forces that dictated this ‘difference’ rather than a real cultural difference between the two. A Tale of Rwanda, written and illustrated by Jean-Philippe Stassen, is a graphic novel about a man named Deogratias and his experience living through the genocide in Rwanda.


Ambientato in Rwanda subito prima e subito dopo il genocidio delquesto fumetto racconta la storia di Deogratias, un ragazzino che ha due sorelle, Apollinaria e Benina.

Feb 16, Jeffrey rated it really liked it. It doesn’t shy away Interesting. And this is where this book is really important, I think: In a very simple manner, Stassen relays his tale of Deogratias, conveying such devastation, sorrow, and futility. This is what I wrote in Septemberwhen I had read a fraction of the graphic novels I have read now: Although the graphic novel is comparable to that of a comic book in appearance, this particular graphic novel is anything but comical.

Through a series of flashbacks, Deogratias remembers how he and his two Tutsi childhood friends became enwrapped in the events that dominated Rwanda in Through a blend of the past and present, this narrative depicts, if not for the Rwandan genocide’s toll, not an incredibly unique coming of age process for a young man in many parts of Africa. For me, the novel gives a whole new meaning to the term “divide and conquer.

It was heartbreaking and frustrating and unfortunately too real. The following items were successfully added.

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