Free Online Library: Stassen. Deogratias.(Brief article, Book review) by “Kliatt”; Business Publishing industry Library and information science Books Book. Stassen’s interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it Deogratias, a Hutu youth barely out of his teens, now appears as a. The winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the e.

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Stassen brings the story of this unimaginable event to his readers in an extremely unique and creative way.

His friends Benina and Apollinaria are Tutsiā€”a race that is being ethnically cleansed by Hutu extremists. Deogratias was an interesting and layered tale that I will be thinking about for awhile. Deogratias, the protagonist of this graphic novel, is a young boy, living in a country torn by ethnic strife as the Hutu prepare and eventually attempt to eliminate the Tutsi.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Write a customer review. Deogratias is a powerful precisely because it exposes us not to the subjective experiences of the victims, but to that of the perpetrator. People you would have classed as good or even saintly acted horribly.

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He always emphasised to me that it was impossible to predict how individuals would act in such a situation. I also had read books on the Rwandan genocide and thought optimistically that it might be read by a YA audience in schools. In your discussion of how we might best emotionally and materially engage with that photo of the starving child, for depgratias, you present a hierarchy of engagement valuing a boycott over a donation.


Stassen does a really nice This graphic novel haunted me for several days after I finished it. I see Deogratias as partly critiquing that cycle.

The winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. As Mahmoud Mamdani discusses in When Victims Become Killersthe Rwandan Genocide was distinct from the Holocaust in part because a large proportion of the population took part in the killing.

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It is hard to digest, but not because it is a graphic story although it isbut rather because it is a true story. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda by J.

Have you ever written on them at any length? Deogratias has flashbacks to his life before the genocide. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Some of the images are very disturbing and rightfully so.

In the era before the genocide, he is depicted as a normal young man: Other major themes include dehumanization, addiction, and deogratoas stress disorder, which are all connected.

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Powerful story that stays with you. This goes to the hierarchy ztassen engagement, for which I actually do think there are better and worse forms of engagement.

If a panel has a solid outline, the story is taking place post-genocide. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The art is very well done. So while you might be worried about giving this to a younger student, I understand your concerns, but think the benefits far outweigh the possible concerns, especially if it is taught well and with a strong purpose.


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Read more Read less. Beautiful art, at times disturbing and provocative. This story deofratias an excellent job of highlighting the psychological implications that a trauma can have on someone. Meta comics are really just advanced meditations on information and media literacy, right? Come dire che il conflitto inizia in casa. It tells me about what happened between Hutus and Tutsis.

Since I am teaching a YA class this summer, I reread this novel, which would seem to be partly autobiographical about a Belgian main character named, like the author, Philippe, though I can’t be sure of the nature of the connection to the author.

The story jumps back and forth between the present Deogratias and flashes of pre-genocide Deogratias and the timelines eventually meet up. Morton asked me to post this for her. I read this book because I’m considering designing a unit around it.

I absolutely loved the drawings, with their thick black contours, the colors and the style. Nov 28, Liralen rated it liked it Shelves: View all 5 comments. Feb 16, Jeffrey rated it really liked it. I wasn’t sure how much time had passed by the end, or how much danger the surviving characters were still in.