Free Online Library: Stassen. Deogratias.(Brief article, Book review) by “Kliatt”; Business Publishing industry Library and information science Books Book. Stassen’s interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it Deogratias, a Hutu youth barely out of his teens, now appears as a. The winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the e.

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When the President’s plane is shot down and the genocide begins, Deogratias hides Benina in his house, but she cannot stay there without knowing what happened to her mother and her sister. People are mutilated with machetes, and women and girls are brutally raped in unimaginable ways, however, the images in this graphic novel does not reflect those sorts of images.

Overall a great read that definitely allows for an in depth understanding of an event that we, as a country, kept at a distance. I imagine it would be a great meditation.

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Thanks, Kate, I see much better what you mean now. I had never seen a graphic novel about the Rwandan genocide, so the novelty will grab some readers. For a less heavy, theoretical account, J. Stassen’s interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it heightens the impact of the horror, giving powerful expression to the unspeakable, dogratias experience of ordinary Hutus caught up in the violence.


Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda

This was a […]. Much of the art’s use of dark tones and little contrast is, somewhat reversely, very striking to the eye.

Readers can also use the panels to help them determine the setting of the story – post-genocide or within a flashback – by looking at the outline of the panels. The two tribes in the country didn’t get along.

Please try again later. Through a blend of the past and present, this narrative depicts, if not for the Rwandan genocide’s toll, not an incredibly unique coming of age process for a young man in many parts of Africa.

I’m curious about the target audience here—not YA, surely? This narrative is meant to redefine the idea of deoggratias protagonist and force the readers to feel a necessary discomfort associated with the genocide.

Would you like to tell us about a deoyratias price? Have you ever written on them at any length? What I find perhaps most important about Deogratias is the extent to which Stassen emphasizes the unreliability of images and the emotional responses they provoke in readers.

Unfortunately, this is a very true depiction of what happened in Rwanda in A Case for J. They don’t limit themselves to fun, slight stories.

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Siegel provides a concise explanation of where the concept of Hutus and Tutsis originated and how it has deogratais manipulated by external forces over the years.

Customers who bought this item also bought. The artwork didn’t touch me, the story was confusing and unappealing, and I did not get anything out of it. Deogratias is not in love with Benine, but with her sister Apollinaria.


A small section at the beginning explains about the genocide in Rwanda for this deogratoas. His books have been published in many languages, and his remarkable artistry has won him many awards.

Jean-Philippe Strassen’s graphic depiction of the Rwandan genocide will stay with you long after you have read the last frame. The story provides an illustrated representation of what life was like for people like Deogratias during peak conflict between Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups, with failed intervention by the French.

Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda — book review

This award-winning comic was originally published in Belgium in and has an introduction explaining the history leading to the Rwandan genocide. For example, Deogratias waits for Apollinaria outside of school, eager to present her with a comic book as a present. He is known to have had an affair with Venitia, and also is Appollinaria’s father.

Stadsen empathy for the victims of the genocide prevented earlier censure in this instance. To me the entire point stasen meta comics is to undermine that myth.

Kim, thanks for the comments!

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