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One String Guitar

362 pages
Harvard Square Editions
One-String Guitar's central topic of resiliency after the Rwandan Genocide hits center stage with the current killings in Burundi Following President Nkurinziza seeking third bid.
Ten years after surviving the 1994 Rwandan genocide Francine tries to rebuild her life in Upstate New York where she befriends Elbe the medical interpreter assigned to her - an adoptee in search of her roots on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Against the backdrop of the harrowing 100-day massacres of one million lives in Kigali and the revolution of the Lakota in 1972 on the res One-String Guitar weaves a narrative of resilience healing and ultimately love.