daBook club: 'Deogratias: A Tale Of Rwanda'

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6 p.m.

Deogratias: A Tale of RwandaDeogratias: A Tale of Rwanda is the daBook club book pick this month. Come and get up a copy at the front desk!

Deogratias is a graphic novel that depicts the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. He is an ordinary teenager, in love with a girl named Bénigne, but Deogratias is a Hutu and Bénigne is a Tutsi. As the story circles around but never depicts the terror and brutality of an entire country descending into violence, we watch Deogratias in his pursuit of Bénigne, and we see his grief and descent into madness.