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The reading group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. A place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford. Come and join our warm bookish group, which currently meets online – all are welcome!
Our October book is Igifu by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated by Jordan Stump.
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.
Please order your copy of Igifu from the bookshop - which supports the books and helps us cover the cost of running bookclub - get a 10% discount using code LONG-VICTORIOUS-WIT
- Mukasonga, Scholastique