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Download Petit pays Mobi ✓ 224 pages Ú ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Petit pays By Gaël Faye ➯ – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Avant Gabriel faisait les uatre cents coups avec ses copains dans leur coin de paradis Et puis l'harmonie familiale s'est dislouée en même temps ue son petit pays le Burundi ce bout d'Afriue central Avant GabrAvant Gabriel faisait les uatre cents coups avec ses copains dans leur coin de paradis Et puis l'harmonie familiale s'est dislouée en même temps ue son petit pays le Burundi ce This almost feels like two different stories and in a way it is just that The first part features a ten year old boy Gabby his sister And his mother who was from Rwanda and his father who is a French ex pat It is marked by the innocence of youth of being able to live a somewhat privileged life in a safe community His days spent playing with his friends their rivalry with a boy named Frances his only worry the disintegrating relationship of his parents In Burundi the first democratic election is soon to be held and people have high hopes for their countryThe second half shows the gradual loss of his innocence In Rwanda the genocide has begun and his mother travels to Rwanda seeking the family she has there She finds a horror beyond words and on her returns to her family she is much changed barely recognizable Gabby now eleven thinks Genocide is an oil slick those who don't drown in it are polluted for lifeA novel that shows the detriment of war the frutality of trying to stay neutral when it is brought to your door Countries torn apart families torn apart there are no winners I loved the character of Gabby insightful and wise for his age he tries to stay uninvolved burying himself in his books but is soon shocked out of his complacency The innocence and uietness of the first part of this book serves to highlight the changes that war brings the loss of innocence in the second half Jarringly so The author doesn't spare the readers the terror the horror but also how living with these conditions becomes the new normal It is not until it is brought to their door that this changes We are not left hanging about the outcome the last end of the book features some very insightful thoughts in a letter Gabby writes It also catches us up on the near future what happened to some of these characters and the effect in had on their lives The third book about Rwanda that I have read this month all of them both different and the same This is a well done story one definitely worth readingARC from Edelweiss

Petit paysAvant Gabriel faisait les uatre cents coups avec ses copains dans leur coin de paradis Et puis l'harmonie familiale s'est dislouée en même temps ue son petit pays le Burundi ce This almost feels like two different stories and in a way it is just that The first part features a ten year old boy Gabby his sister And his mother who was from Rwanda and his father who is a French ex pat It is marked by the innocence of youth of being able to live a somewhat privileged life in a safe community His days spent playing with his friends their rivalry with a boy named Frances his only worry the disintegrating relationship of his parents In Burundi the first democratic election is soon to be held and people have high hopes for their countryThe second half shows the gradual loss of his innocence In Rwanda the genocide has begun and his mother travels to Rwanda seeking the family she has there She finds a horror beyond words and on her returns to her family she is much changed barely recognizable Gabby now eleven thinks Genocide is an oil slick those who don't drown in it are polluted for lifeA novel that shows the detriment of war the frutality of trying to stay neutral when it is brought to your door Countries torn apart families torn apart there are no winners I loved the character of Gabby insightful and wise for his age he tries to stay uninvolved burying himself in his books but is soon shocked out of his complacency The innocence and uietness of the first part of this book serves to highlight the changes that war brings the loss of innocence in the second half Jarringly so The author doesn't spare the readers the terror the horror but also how living with these conditions becomes the new normal It is not until it is brought to their door that this changes We are not left hanging about the outcome the last end of the book features some very insightful thoughts in a letter Gabby writes It also catches us up on the near future what happened to some of these characters and the effect in had on their lives The third book about Rwanda that I have read this month all of them both different and the same This is a well done story one definitely worth readingARC from Edelweiss

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Petit pays ´ Fondes et les rires déployés le parfum de citronnelle les termites les jours d'orages les jacarandas en fleurs L'enfance son infinie douceur ses douleurs ui ne nous uittent jama This short book is written in the form of a memoir by the 33 year old Gabriel who is now living in France The story is set in Burundi during 1992 and 1993 when Gabriel aged 1011 is living in an expat neighborhood with his younger sister Ana and their French father Michel and Rwandan Tutsi mother Yvonne This is the second book I've read this month about the genocide in Rwanda The first book nonfiction told me that it was the Belgians who had sorted the Rwandans into ethnic groups Tutsis Hutus and Twa pygmies Tutsis and Hutus lived in the same land had the same religion and spoke the same languages so nothing really separated them except some artificial sorting imposed by Europeans on Africans This book doesn't deal with the history of the ethnic conflict other than Michel's opinion that the difference was based on the shape of their noses Actually in the case of each book I felt like I was inspecting a house by looking through a pinhole The stories were very personal and focused but I'm still missing the larger picture Yvonne had to flee Rwanda in 1963 when she was 4 after her family home was burned and she still feels like an outsider in Burundi Perhaps that is why she is the only member of the family who acknowledges the dangers that are coming Gabriel enjoyed a relatively stress free childhood with his friends until a military coup in Burundi wiped out its recent experimentation with democracy and the reports of killings in Rwanda could no longer be ignored The family eventually faced threats of violence from both the Hutus and the Tutsis However the majority of this book is about Gabriel hanging out with his friends and I can't say I really felt his pain when things went badly because there was a certain remoteness in the writing For the most part Gabriel viewed the war with his peripheral vision I received a free copy of this book from the publisher Reader ✓ ´ Gaël Faye

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Gaël Faye ´ Petit pays Reader Bout d'Afriue centrale brutalement malmenée par l'HistoirePlus tard Gabriel fait revivre un monde à jamais perdu Les battements de cœur et les souffles coupés les pensées pro There are two themes in Gael Faye’s book Small Country relatable and unimaginableRelateable is 10 year old Burundian native Gaby in the beginning bricks back memories at that age of spending days in the neighborhood with friends getting into simple mischief and exploration of his neighborhood He was just leaving the age of innocence and just beginning to understand lifeHis only real worry at that time was watching the distance and separation growing between his mother who was from Rwanda and his French ex pat fatherThe story continues and the reader is drawn to what so few of us could ever imagine war genocide murder and heartbreak at that tender age“A glowing uninvited ghost is showing up at regular intervals to remind us that peace is merely a brief interlude between two warswe didn’t know it yet but the hour of the inferno had come and the night was about to unleash it’s cackles of hyenas and wild dogs”Gaby’s unimagineable journey continues along with knowledge that his life will always be really two lives the one before the war and the one afterGael Faye’s book is sad poignant heartbreaking at times and a reminder to so many of us of how grateful and luck we really are#Netgalley #SmallCountry