The Girl Who Smiled Beads

TitleThe Girl Who Smiled Beads
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWamariya, Clemantine, and Elizabeth Weil
Number of Pages288
PublisherCrown Publishing Group
CityNew York, U.S.
Abstract

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." In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries, searching for safety--perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted asylum in the United States, where she embarked on another journey--to excavate her past and, after years of being made to feel less than human, claim her individuality. [GOOD READS]

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