Our Lady of the Nile


It's fifteen years before the genocide of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.  Parents send their daughters to Our Lady of the Nile school to be moulded into respectable citizens and to protect them from the outside world. 

A quota permits only two Tutsi students for every twenty pupils. As Gloriosa, the school's Hutu Queen Bee, tries on her parents preconceptions and prejudices, Veronica and Virginia, both Tutsi, are determined to find a place for themselves and their history.

This is a landmark novel about a country divided and a society hurtling towards horror. 

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