Free Online Library: Stassen. Deogratias.(Brief article, Book review) by “Kliatt”; Business Publishing industry Library and information science Books Book. Stassen’s interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it Deogratias, a Hutu youth barely out of his teens, now appears as 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.

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English Choose a language for shopping. The two tribes in the country didn’t get along. Empathy without knowledge coupled to power can result in a lot of bloodshed. Jean-Philippe Strassen’s graphic depiction of the Rwandan genocide will stassen with you long after deogratiias have read the last frame. This graphic novel deogfatias me for several days after I finished it.

Stassen’s interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it heightens the impact of the horror, giving powerful expression to the unspeakable, indescribable experience of ordinary Hutus caught up in the violence.

Apr 02, Paige rated it really liked it Recommends it for: First Second Books’ Deogratias: Who also at the end lets Deogratias confess to him and listen to all of Deogratias’ stories.

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Overall, this text would be very useful in a high school classroom setting if it is supplemented with a more in-depth lesson on the Rwanda genocide.

Deogratias is at a bar and meets an old friend, a French sergeant. At several points in the story, Deogratias, scarred by everything that has happened, physically and figuratively transforms into a dog possibly literally at the end, as a policeman carries him off like a dog.

He is staring intently at the beer he is pouring into the glass, while the French sergeant looks briefly confused.

Books by Jean-Philippe Stassen. Early on, Srassen stops the Frenchman from swatting a cockroach; regarding the “cockroach” slur used by Hutu extremists to describe Tutsis, this shows that he regrets his actions deogratis the conflict and wants to preserve what’s left.


Shoot me an e-mail my alternate is katepolakmacdonald gmail. The tourism photographs of gorillas are stazsen most common image out of Rwanda aside from those of the genocide, which, as I mentioned above, deogratia often not properly images of Rwanda at all.

Without them, the story would not have the strong emotional impact that was intended by the author and illustrator. As violence strikes out, Deogratias must decide where he stands, or he and his friends will suffer the same fate.

I would need a second opinion and perhaps parental permission slips before asking 9th graders to read it: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Although there are violent images of murder and rape, it is not overly graphic and stays true to the actual events in the genocide. The story is told by going back and forth to the time of the genocide through Deogratias’ memories.


It reminds me of Maus. Tortured by the events of this racially motivated extermination of a whole group of people, Deogratias goes on This graphic narrative follows a young boy named Deogratias while he deals with the trauma of the Rwandan genocide.

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Augustine – a Twa man who works at the church and childhood friend of Venetia. The Rwandan genocide is a little more arcane to Westerners especially, and thus the book would be more intriguing to someone knowledgeable on the subject prior. The artistic element of the subtlety of the panel outlines shows the readers how quickly Deogratias can transition in his mind from his current, post-genocide mindset to those events of the past.

Deogratiaa language and sfassen content are a critical part of the story. Readers feel fully immersed and prepared for the tale that follows, thanks to Siegel.

Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda

The story can be violent and sexually explicit, but that is simply the nature of a genocide where rape was a tool for torture and murder was committed on a scale that is unheard of-people in a few short months. The transformation recalls one of the most ominous aspects of post-genocide Rwanda. It is written and illustrated by Stassen. Deogratias, the protagonist of this graphic novel, is a young boy, living in a country torn by ethnic strife as the Hutu prepare and eventually attempt to eliminate the Tutsi.


Sep 12, Trisha rated it it was ok. Scenes of rape, harsh language, and some sexual content solidly designate this book for a mature audience. This is a graphic novel about the genocide in Rwanda. I think the art is just okay now, and the story sort of opaque and not that insightful about the genocide. No trivia or quizzes yet. Deogratiasin contrast, is an intensely quiet graphic novel.

Empathy with evil-doers is dangerous but necessary. The deogratixs were appalling: The story provides an illustrated representation of what life was like for people like Deogratias during peak conflict between Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups, with failed intervention by the French.

Like other reviewers, I want to say that I know not nearly enough about the Rwandan genocide. August 16, at 4: August 14, at 5: The graphic novel begins with a synopsis of the history of deoggratias Rwandan genocide, explaining the beginning of tensions from its colonization in the late nineteenth century, leading up to the genocide in the ‘s. Deogratias is a teenager living in Rwanda who is trying to survive.

This was perhaps one of the first graphic novels about the genocide and was published in at the same time as many of the novels from deobratias Rwanda: A Tale of Rwanda successfully depicts an staesen perspective of the genocide and would be a great addition to a lesson on the history of this devastating event. The Rwandan massacre or genocide, depending on your point of view has barely made it into history books, and many people know little or nothing about it. They don’t limit themselves to fun, slight stories.

A Tale of Rwanda is a very interesting read and would be extremely successful in a classroom setting.