Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What We're Reading: Strength in What Remains

Strengh in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

Kidder tells the heart wrenching but hopeful tale of Deo, who fled the genocides in Burundi and Rwanda with little to his name. It was a rough new beginning in New York City, with few possessions and nightmares to haunt him. The book oscillates between his experiences in Africa and America, and you will come to marvel at his optimism and resilience.

With some embarrassment, I must admit that before reading this book, I could not pick out Burundi on a map. The genocide in Burundi did not get as much media attention as the one in Rwanda, and I believe it's important that you pick up this book to get a more complete picture of what happened in this region of the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I have not yet caught up with this book, anything by Kidder is highly recommended, Old Friends, Home town, Among School Children are fantastic reads. Truly one of our best authors!