Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"It was completely white: white with white patterns decorating white. Small white flowers with leaves encircled the outer edges of the upper surface, and three white pillars on top of the cake held aloft another white cake that was a smaller replica of the one below."

Set 6 years after Rwanda's genocide of 1994, this fairly brief (finished it in 2 hours) novel tells us about the real meaning of reconciliation — about how, in the aftermath of tragedy, life goes on and people still manage to find reasons to celebrate.


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