The cover image may be different.

Kibogo

Paperback - -
ISBN-13 : 9781953861368
Rp 301,000
No Hidden Cost
Or  602 PEC Points
Limited Stock
New Free Shipping.
* Terms and Conditions
Delivered in 20 - 40 business days

Description

A new masterwork of satire, lore, and living memory from the leading voice of French-Rwandan literature

"Mukasonga breathes upon a vanished world and brings it to life in all its sparkling multifariousness" --J.M. Coetzee

In four beautifully woven parts, Mukasonga spins a marvelous recounting of the clash between ancient Rwandan beliefs and the missionaries determined to replace them with European Christianity.

When a rogue priest is defrocked for fusing the gospels with the martyrdom of Kibogo, a fierce clash of cults ensues. Swirling with the heady smell of wet earth and flashes of acerbic humor, Mukasonga brings to life the vital mythologies that imbue the Rwandan spirit. In doing so, she gives us a tale of disarming simplicity and profound universal truth.

Kibogo's story is reserved for the evening's end, when women sit around a fire drinking honeyed brew, when just a few are able to stave off sleep. With heads nodding, drifting into the mist of a dream, one faithful storyteller will weave the old legends of the hillside, stories which church missionaries have done everything in their power to expunge.

To some, Kibogo's tale is founding myth, celestial marvel, magic incantation, bottomless source of hope. To white priests spritzing holy water on shriveled, drought-ridden trees, it looms like red fog over the village: forbidden, satanic, a witchdoctor's hoax. All debate the twisted roots of this story, but deep down, all secretly wonder - can Kibogo really summon the rain?

Customer Reviews


There are no reviews for this product.
Share your thoughts with other customers:
Write a Customer Review