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The Resource The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

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The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after
Title
The girl who smiled beads
Title remainder
a story of war and what comes after
Statement of responsibility
Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. It was 1994, and in 100 days more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety. They did not know whether their parents were alive. At age twelve, Clemantine and Claire were granted asylum in the United States. Raw, urgent, yet disarmingly beautiful, this book captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever lost, what can be repaired, the fragility and importance of memory. A riveting story of dislocation, survival."--
Summary
Wamariya has written a heartbreaking account of her survival of the Rwandan genocide. In 1994, she and her sister fled Rwanda and spent the next six years migrating through Africa, looking for a safe haven. Told in alternating chapters, between her harrowing escape and her arrival in the US as a refugee. -- Janet Kowal for LibraryReads
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Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638412
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LBSOR/DLC
Dewey number
  • 967.57104/31
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT450.437.W36
LC item number
A3 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a story of war and what comes after
Label
The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780451495327
Lccn
2017045871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001307330
  • (OCoLC)on1001307330
  • 575791
Label
The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780451495327
Lccn
2017045871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001307330
  • (OCoLC)on1001307330
  • 575791

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