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Woman of the World: Scholastique Mukasonga & Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

Originally aired on October 31
Re-release November 30

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Join us for a fascinating discussion between extraordinary storytellers Scholastique Mukasonga and Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia. Exploring issues of gender inequality, classism and grief in their books, the authors will provide a look into the lives of several women in Nigeria and Rwanda, in this presentation of their latest books. Mukasonga’s autobiographical collection of stories, Igifu (translated to English by Jordan Stump), summons phantom memories of Rwanda and confronts the atrocities of its 1994 genocide through the lens of an observant survivor. Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s debut novel, The Son of the House, has been shortlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and follows how the lives of two very different Nigerian women intersect when they’re kidnapped, held captive, and forced to await their fate together.

English-French interpreter: Melanie Mauthner.

This event is generously supported by the French Embassy in Canada. Avec le soutien de l’Ambassade de France au Canada.

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The Son of the House

2019

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Woman of the World: Scholastique Mukasonga & Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

Originally aired on October 31
Re-release November 30


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Photo credit: Hélie Gallimard.

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