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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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 eyes of a boy named Deogratias. Want to Read saving…. A Tale of Rwanda, deogratiws and dogratias by Jean-Philippe Stassen, details an individualistic history of a young man living in Rwanda.

But Alexis Siegel, the translator, eloquently describes the events and history surrounding Rwanda inincluding bringing readers up to date through the s about what has transpired there. I think this book would be especially useful in helping the students understand the effects that trauma has on someone even after the event that triggered the trauma has ended. The story is told through deogrqtias series of flashbacks while he skates the line between rational and insane.

Deogratias was an interesting and layered tale that I will be thinking about for awhile. Kim, thanks for the comments! And yet, overall, I was a bit disappointed. Empathy is itself imperfect and deeply subjective by definition, skulking about as it does at the intersection of deogratiaz, imagination, and emotion.


Unlike Apollinaria, Benina sees a scene of passionate kissing, overlain by the same question Deogratias had posed to her sister, which is more successful in this case see Figure 3.

There is an introduction in the beginning of the book that gives a brief background of the incident which helps the reader to better understand the novel. OverAfrican men, women, and children were brutally murdered while the rest of the world stood by and did nothing, and in this novel J. I am not a dog. Beautiful art, at times disturbing and provocative. This graphic novel reveals the life of Deogratias, a Hutu in Rwanda, and how the genocide affected his life.

Stssen seamless transitions within his mind are what drive him into a sense of psychology torture. I think it would be difficult to read for someone who didn’t already know some of the history behind it.

August 13, at 6: I found it confusing in how it would jump between time periods extremely rapidly and it was so short that the different characters were not well developed, so you really had to pay attention to satssen was who. In the post-genocide era, however, the reader watches Deogratias as the memories become too strong, and he physically transforms into a dog. It was heartbreaking and frustrating and unfortunately too real.

I think context is important as well.

Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda

Deogratias was a bit caught in the middle of stasseb feud, having been forced to join the “Interahamwe”. Enjoyed the sequence of the panels as well going between present and past. I liked the informational introduction. Refresh and try again.


It is a powerful work interrogating racism, memory, intergenerational relationships, the effects of historical trauma on a family, and what it means to tell a story. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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I really wanted to know about that war, because I am from Rwanda too. Empathy tsassen evil-doers is dangerous but necessary. He suffers a mental breakdown. Kate, have you read Cynthia Ozick on Anne Frank? He also becomes mentally unstable as the book continues. I wasn’t sure how much time had passed by the end, or how much danger the surviving characters were still in.

Jean-Philippe Stassen

Thanks for telling us about the problem. August 13, at 3: A small section at the b I had never seen a graphic staszen about the Rwandan genocide, so the novelty will grab some readers.

They don’t limit themselves to fun, slight stories. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The story takes place before, during, and after the genocide in Rwanda ; told through parallel storylines. I did not have any prior knowledge of the Rwandan Genocide, aside from being aware that it happened in the early s.

I also thought that the editor’s idea o This is a stunning graphic novel. Difficult, beautiful, honest, and heartbreaking, this is a major work by a masterful artist.