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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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
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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Wamariya, Clemantine
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Robin Miles ; with exlcusive commentary by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weil, Elizabeth
  • Miles, Robin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wamariya, Clemantine
  • Genocide
  • Genocide survivors
  • Genocide survivors
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Rwanda
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525526285
Isbn Type
(s.r.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Ownership
*
Publisher number
PRHA 7116
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OAUW)285692
  • 368537
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The girl who smiled beads : a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525526285
Isbn Type
(s.r.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Ownership
*
Publisher number
PRHA 7116
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OAUW)285692
  • 368537
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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