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- DescriptionAs sw falls outside his home in the Jura mountains, the Swiss former aid worker David Hohl - tells an old school friend how he witnessed the massacres in Kigali. A young idealist, David arrives in Rwanda in 1990 to work for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. He finds a life of postcolonial privilege and boredom, inhabited by expats who kw little about Rwandans and cant be bothered to learn the local language. Relief from boredom comes with civil war, David watches with excitement as troops march through Kigali; Agathe, the cosmopolitan Rwandan woman he has haplessly been courting, finally succumbs to his advances. But who is Agathe? Is she a Europeanised student, a daughter of African farmers, locked in an eternal struggle with nature, or is she a militant Hutu inciting murder from the back of a flatbed truck? And what is David's own role in the gecide?
- Author BiographyLukas Barfuss, born in Thun, Switzerland in 1971, is one of the most successful dramatists to emerge in recent years, and his plays are staged all over the world. Barfuss was voted playwright of the year in the critic poll featured by the magazine Theater heute in 2005. Barfuss was awarded the Mara-Cassens Prize, the Schiller Prize and the Erich-Maria-Remarque-Friedenspreis Prize for One Hundred Days. He was also nominated for the German and Swiss Book Prize.
- Author(s)Lukas Barfuss
- PublisherGranta Books
- Date of Publication04/10/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGranta Books
- Weight186 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Translated byTess Lewis
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