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The Resource Igifu, Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump

Igifu, Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump

Label
Igifu
Title
Igifu
Statement of responsibility
Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Scholastique Mukasonga's autobiographical stories rend a glorious Rwanda from the obliterating force of recent history, conjuring the noble cows of her home or the dew-swollen grass they graze on. In the title story, five-year-old Colomba tells of a merciless overlord, hunger or igifu, gnawing away at her belly. She searches for sap at the bud of a flower, scraps of sweet potato at the foot of her parent's bed, or a few grains of sorghum in the floor sweepings. Igifu becomes a dizzying hole in her stomach, a plunging abyss into which she falls. In a desperate act of preservation, Colomba's mother gathers enough sorghum to whip up a nourishing porridge, bringing Colomba back to life. This elixir courses through each story, a balm to soothe the pains of those so ferociously fighting for survival"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mukasonga, Scholastique
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stump, Jordan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Genocide
Target audience
adult
Label
Igifu, Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published as L'Iguifou by Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2010" -- ECIP copyright page
  • Short stories
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Igifu -- The glorious cow -- Fear -- The curse of beauty -- Grief
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9781939810786
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2020014357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
Label
Igifu, Scholastique Mukasonga ; translated from the French by Jordan Stump
Publication
Note
  • "First published as L'Iguifou by Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2010" -- ECIP copyright page
  • Short stories
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Igifu -- The glorious cow -- Fear -- The curse of beauty -- Grief
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9781939810786
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2020014357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*

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