French-Rwandan author and rapper Gaël Faye will discuss his award-winning novel, Small Country (Petit Pays), just out in the U.S. with Hogarth.
Faye will recount the poignant coming-of-age story of his fictional doppelgänger, Gabriel, who is forced to move to France when Burundi and Rwanda are hit by civil war and genocide. This depiction of a loss of innocence dives right into the maelstrom of African history, interweaving light and shadows, tragedy and humor in a stirring tribute to Faye’s past.
In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP.