PEN Presents – RWANDA

 Writers in Translation is launching with a focus on RWANDA:


A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche, translated by Patricia Claxton


  • Winner of the Prix des Libraries du Quebec, 2000

‘A voice that evokes humanity in all its depth and breadth, where the executioner and victim and brother and sister, where death is a daily occurrence.  A voice I implore you to listen to’

(Le Journal de Montreal


Read more about A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali  


PEN Recommends: Writing in English on Rwanda:

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch


  • Winner of the Guardian First Book Award

‘clear, unsensational and devastating – should be required reading in foreign ministries around the world’

(Times Educational Supplement)

Read more about We Wish To Inform You …



read Background Information on Rwanda including information on literature and culture and a country profile

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