BookBrowse Reviews The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Elizabeth Weil, Clemantine Wamariya

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads

A Story of War and What Comes After

by Elizabeth Weil, Clemantine Wamariya

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Elizabeth Weil, Clemantine Wamariya
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    Apr 2018, 288 pages

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads is an affecting memoir authored by a young survivor of the Rwandan genocide.

Of the 26 First Impression readers who submitted reviews, 24 gave it four or five stars for an overall score of 4.4.

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Clemantine Wamariya is an important writer who painfully, yet masterfully, exposes the atrocities of the Rwanda genocide and its affect on her and her family (Rosemary C). This searing and personal account reveals much more than just a war-torn, conflicted country; it's the story of a girl who lost her family, her identity and her childhood. For six years Clemantine and her sister Claire moved from one refugee camp to another, seeking shelter but finding only hunger, disease, and inhumane treatment. Throughout the book, told in alternating stories of refugee camps in Africa and living as an immigrant in affluent American suburbs as a foster child, the reader comes to realize that even as a successful American citizen, Clemantine has yet to come ...

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