The Life Story of a Congolese General

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Belgian journalist Lieve Joris illuminates the war in Congo through the complicated life story of Assani, a young cowherd who learns he’s ethnically Tutsi, is forced to choose sides in the Rwandan conflict, and eventually becomes a high-ranking general in the Congolese army. Joris’s new book is The Rebels’ Hour.

Event: Leive Joris will be speaking on the panel, Truth and Reconcilation: A National Reckoning, part of the PEN World Voices Festival
Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 pm
New York Public Library
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
For more information, go here.


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