Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron

Running the RiftRunning the Rift by Naomi Benaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the most recent winner of Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Award for fiction about the Rwanda Genocide. It is told from the perspective of, Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Tutsi boy who dreams of becoming Rwanda's first Olympic medal winner in track. This book captures the horrors of what happened as well as capturing the culture.

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