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The Resource The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

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The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after
Title
The girl who smiled beads
Title remainder
a story of war and what comes after
Statement of responsibility
Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A riveting story of dislocation, survival and the power of the imagination to save us. Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were "thunder." It was 1994, and in 100 days, more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety--hiding under beds, foraging for food, surviving and fleeing refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing unimaginable cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were alive. At age twelve, Clemantine, along with Claire, was granted asylum in the United States--a chance to build a new life. Chicago was disorienting, filled with neon lights, antiseptic smells, endless concrete. Clemantine spoke five languages but almost no English, and had barely gone to school. Many people wanted to help--a family in the North Shore suburbs invited Clemantine to live with them as their daughter. Others saw her only as broken. They thought she needed, and wanted, to be saved. Meanwhile Claire, who had for so long protected and provided for Clemantine, found herself on a very different path, cleaning hotel rooms to support her three children. Raw, urgent, yet disarmingly beautiful, The Girl Who Smiled Beads captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever lost, what can be repaired, the fragility and importance of memory, the faith that one can learn, again, to love oneself, even with deep scars."--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Wamariya, Clemantine
Dewey number
967.57104/31092
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1969-
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Weil, Elizabeth
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  • Wamariya, Clemantine
  • Genocide
  • Genocide survivors
  • Genocide survivors
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Rwanda
Target audience
general
Label
The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780385687003
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr01303688
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01303688
  • 405851
Label
The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780385687003
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr01303688
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01303688
  • 405851

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