Les Blessures du silence
Author: Natacha Calestreme
Publisher: Albin Michel
Une femme a disparu. Son mari évoque un possible suicide, ses parents affirment qu'elle a été tuée, ses collègues pensent qu'elle s'est enfuie avec un amant, et autant de témoignages contradictoires qui ne correspondent pas avec la description qui est faite de cette mère de trois petites filles. Qui croire ? Qui manipule qui ? Connaît-on vraiment la personne qui vit à nos côtés ? Au fil d'une intrigue aussi poignante que déroutante, Natacha Calestremé dépeint les effets de l'emprise et de la perversion, les silences qui accompagnent cette violence invisible, les pièges dans lesquels tombe l'entourage... et donne peut-être les clefs pour s'en libérer.
Après avoir quitté l'homme qui partageait sa vie, Alice disparaît sur une route de la Sarthe. Yohann, jeune journaliste ambitieux, saisit l'opportunité de se forger un nom. Il se lance dans l'enquête. Ses investigations ne lui laisseront aucun répit et le mèneront à une découverte surprenante. Lui-même ne sera pas épargné par cette affaire : que s'est-il passé, au bord de ce lac, lorsqu'il était enfant ?
Rwanda, 1994. Le troisième génocide reconnu du XXe siècle est commis dans un petit pays d'Afrique noire. Le génocide d'une partie de la population - les Tutsi - ethnicisée, minorisée et déshumanisée par les pouvoirs successifs, cependant qu'étaient éliminés les opposants politiques et tous ceux qui refusaient d'adhérer à l'idéologie de la solution finale du " problème tutsi ". Cela en moins de cent jours, et dans le silence de la communauté internationale. Silence qui entoure encore aujourd'hui les survivants, abandonnés à leurs blessures et à leur misère. L'une d'entre eux, Yolande Mukagasana, qui a perdu son mari et tous ses enfants dans ce génocide, et un photographe occidental, Alain Kazinierakis, ont sillonné les collines du Rwanda à la recherche des survivants. Ils sont aussi entrés dans les prisons pour rencontrer des personnes accusées d'avoir participé au génocide. Ils en ont rapporté des témoignages émouvants, qui montrent les blessures intérieures des survivants, comme celles des prisonniers qui plaident coupable. Ils nous livrent aussi les témoignages d'hommes et de femmes justes. Ils nous dévoilent le visage de ce génocide occulté par les chiffres, les camps de réfugiés et le choléra. Ces témoignages nous montrent la simplicité du mal absolu. Certains nous éclairent sur notre passivité, voire même sur les complicités pendant la préparation du génocide. C'est notre propre image d'être humain confronté à l'horreur qu'ils nous montrent, mais aussi la volonté de reconstruire et la capacité d'amour après la destruction.
Silence de la Mer
Publisher: Berg Publishers
This first bilingual edition of France's most enduring wartime novel introduces Vercors's famous tale to a generation without personal experience of World War II who may not be able to read it in its original language. Readers are assisted with a historical and literary introduction, explanatory notes, a glossary of French terms and a select bibliography.
No and Me
Author: Delphine De Vigan
Publisher: Anchor Canada
"All my life I've felt on the outside wherever I am, out of the picture, the conversation, at one remove, as though I was the only one able to hear the sounds or words that others can't and deaf to the words that they seem to hear. As if I'm outside the frame, on the other side of a huge, invisible window. But yesterday when I was there with her, I'm certain that you could have drawn a circle around us, a circle I wasn't excluded from, which enclosed us, and for a few minutes, protected us from the world." At thirteen-years-old, with an unusually high IQ and a knack for observing things about other people, Lou Bertignac is not only the youngest in her class at school; she is also the most unusual. Painfully shy, she has few friends, save for Lucas, whose company helps her get through each day. At home, Lou's life is also difficult: Her mother hasn't left the house in years and her father spends his days crying in the bathroom. Lou's world is dark and sad... That is, until she meets No. No is a teenage girl that Lou befriends for the purpose of her school project on homelessness. Despite the different worlds that these two girls come from, a friendship is soon forged between them. Unable to bear the thought of No not having a home or a family to keep her safe, Lou persuades her reluctant parents into letting her new friend stay with the Bertignac family. No's addition to the household forces Lou and her parents to face the sadness that has been enveloping them for so long — but not without some disruptions along the way. From the Hardcover edition.
The Round House
Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction. One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.
Author: Tillie Cole
EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE...Secrets never stay hidden.The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart. Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope. Xavier 'AK' Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous 'Psycho Trio' and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the red-head from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met-her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister's control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.***NOT a standalone. MUST be read as part of The Hades Hangmen Series***
Author: Robert Lyons, Scott Straus
Publisher: Zone Books (NY)
Provides a collection of interviews and photographs of perpetrators and victims of the Rwandan genocide.
Author: Natasha Preston
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Don't miss the latest gripping, high-stakes thriller from Wattpad sensation Natasha Preston, author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Cellar. Of course, the dress was white. This is what I'm supposed to die in, I thought. Not many people knew what their last outfit would be. I pulled it over my head. It fit me perfectly. It had long, loose fitting sleeves, a modest neckline, and waves of material on the skirt. I hated it. There were no shoes, and I was afraid I'd have to run through the forest barefoot but there weren't a lot of options. Besides, I'd run barefoot over a bed of nails to get away. "Scarlett, are you ready?" he called. I looked in the mirror and took a deep breath. Time to fight for my life. Scarlett Garner doesn't remember anything before the age of four-until a car accident changes everything. She starts to remember pieces of a past that frighten her. A past her parents hid from her...and a secret that could get her killed.
According to the CNDA (creative non directive approach) developed by Colette Portelance, individuals aiming to offer assistance or support to others in their personal or professional lives must first learn to know, understand, and accept themselves. Only then will those in the helping role be able to feel and show true acceptance, trust, and love towards those they are helping, enabling them to fulfil their creative potential and find greater happiness and harmony in their lives.
Sexuality and War
Author: Evelyne Accad
Publisher: NYU Press
"A courageous analysis of Arab writers, addressing the connections between masculinity, violence, and nationalism." —Robin Morgan, Ms.. "Rarely have sexuality and war been treated with such poignancy and historical concreteness .... The force of these often intertwined phenomena endemic to the human condition are considered with incisive and wrenching specificity from within one of the most baneful convergences of sexuality and war in recent history." —Djelal Kadir, editor, World Literature Today. "Personal, powerful, passionate, uncensored." —Fedwa Malti-Douglas, The Journal of Women's History. A welcome departure from stereotypical nationalist conceptions from which no solutions to the current impasse can possibly emerge." —Joel Benin, The Middle East Report. Accad's extraordinary pacifism is deeply compelling to women as it is deeply challenging to men." —Andrea Dworkin. A splendid book. Drawing on interviews with Lebanon's village women and her close readings of Lebanon's contemporary novelists, Accad manages to pull back the veil that has shrouded so many conventional nationalisms, revealing their roots in men's effort to control women's sexuality." —Cynthia Enloe, author of Does Khaki Become You? "Extraordinary in weaving together literature, feminist theory, and theories of war and violence. Her analysis of the relationships between sexuality, war, and nationalism is stunning in its frankness and importance." —Berenice A. Carroll, Purdue University. "It is in the women's writings on the Lebanese civil war that Accad discerns alternative visions that could shape a non- violent reality." —Miriam Cooke, The Middle East Studies. This book should remind us how patriarchies can operate similarly in societies we most often define through difference .... [Accad's] forthright, critically respectful, caring treatment of Lebanese lives and worlds resonates as we engage with the longterm repercussions of the Gulf War. —Marilyn Booth, Women's Review of Books. This compelling book offers an exploration of the indissoluble link between war and sexuality based on over twelve years of interviews by the well-known Lebanese expatriate teacher, critic, and writer. Evelyne Accad explores what she calls the indissoluble link between war and sexualtiy. She refers to sexuality as the physical and psychological relations of men and women, and examines Middle Eastern customs involved in defining such relationships. She argues that many of the problems faced by societies at war stem from the way male sexuality is viewed and imposed and from the oppression of women within cultural parameters. For twelve years Professor Accad interviewed women throughout the Middle East about their sexuality and relationships with men. On the basis of these interviews and a close study of six novels written by both men and women on the subject of the Lebanese war, she explores the connection between sexualtity and war and contrasts the reactions of male authors with those of their female counterparts. Each author views war as having roots in sexuality. Evelyne Accad concludes that "there is a need for a new rapport between men and women, women and women, and men and men: there is a ned for relationshops based on trust, recognition of the other, tenderness, equal sharing, and love devoid of jealousy and possession. Since the personal is the political, changes in relationshops traditionally based on domination, oppression, and power games will inevitably rebound in other spheres of life.
Author: Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
"Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary" explores the relationship between rape and narratives of violence in francophone literature and culture. The book offers ways to account for the raped bodies beneath the conflicts of slavery, genocide, dictatorship, natural disasters, and war-and to examine why doing so is necessary. Through a feminist analysis of the rhetoric and representation of rape in francophone African and Caribbean cultural production, "Conflict Bodies" examines theoretical, visual, and literary texts that challenge the dominant views of postcolonial violence. Using an interdisciplinary and comparative framework to consider different contexts-Haiti, Guadeloupe, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo-Regine Michelle Jean-Charles illuminates how analyzing survivors' subjectivities, stories, and embodied experiences provides a nuanced understanding of what is at stake in rape representation. Referencing theories from francophone literary studies, transnational black feminisms, and rape cultural criticism to analyze novels, film, photography, drama, and documentaries, Jean-Charles argues that in today's global climate-where one in three women worldwide has been raped, rape is being used as a tool of war, and rape myths circulate with vehemence-traditional "scripts of violence" that fail to account for sexual violence demand refusal, re-thinking, and re-imagining. Regine Michelle Jean-Charles is assistant professor of romance languages and literatures and in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College."
Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"
Rwanda After Genocide
Author: Caroline Williamson Sinalo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Drawing on Rwandan genocide survivor testimonies, this book offers a new approach to psychological trauma that considers both the positive and negative consequences.
Author: Boubacar Boris Diop, Fiona Mc Laughlin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"[W]hat is true of Rwanda is true in each of us; we all share in Africa." —L'Harmattan "[This novel] comes closer than have many political scientists or historians to trying to understand why this small country... sank in such appalling violence." —Radio France International In April of 1994, nearly a million Rwandans were killed in what would prove to be one of the swiftest, most terrifying killing sprees of the 20th century. In Murambi, The Book of Bones, Boubacar Boris Diop comes face to face with the chilling horror and overwhelming sadness of the tragedy. Now, the power of Diop's acclaimed novel is available to English-speaking readers through Fiona Mc Laughlin's crisp translation. The novel recounts the story of a Rwandan history teacher, Cornelius Uvimana, who was living and working in Djibouti at the time of the massacre. He returns to Rwanda to try to comprehend the death of his family and to write a play about the events that took place there. As the novel unfolds, Cornelius begins to understand that it is only our humanity that will save us, and that as a writer, he must bear witness to the atrocities of the genocide. From the novel: "If only by the way people are walking, you can see that tension is mounting by the minute. I can feel it almost physically. Everyone is running or at least hurrying about. I meet more and more passersby who seem to be walking around in circles. There seems to be another light in their eyes. I think of the fathers who have to face the anguished eyes of their children and who can't tell them anything. For them, the country has become an immense trap in the space of just a few hours. Death is on the prowl. They can't even dream of defending themselves. Everything has been meticulously prepared for a long time: the administration, the army, and the [militia] are going to combine forces to kill, if possible, every last one of them."