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A riveting story of dislocation survival and the power of the imagination to save us Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers when neighbors began to disappear and when she heard the loud ugly sounds her brother said were thunder It was 1994 and in 100 days than 800000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions displaced Clemantine and her fifteen year old sister Claire ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety hiding under beds foraging for food surviving and fleeing refugee camps finding unexpected kindness witnessing unimaginable cruelty They did not know whether their parents were aliveAt age twelve Clemantine along with Claire was granted asylum in the United States a chance to build a new life Chicago was disorienting filled with neon lights antiseptic smells endless concrete Clemantine spoke five languages but almost no English and had barely gone to school Many people wanted to help a family in the North Shore suburbs invited Clemantine to live with them as their daughter Others saw her only as broken They thought she needed and wanted to be saved Meanwhile Claire who had for so long protected and provided for Clemantine found herself on a very different path cleaning hotel rooms to support her three childrenRaw urgent yet disarmingly beautiful The Girl Who Smiled Beads captures the true costs and aftershocks of war what is forever lost what can be repaired the fragility and importance of memory the faith that one can learn again to love oneself even with deep scars


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    45 stars I read very few memoirs but felt I should read this one after recently reading a novel about the Rwanda genocide which made me realize of how little I knew of it In this book we are exposed to it head on with excruciating honesty So many people killed but what about those who escaped? This book focuses on the story of one family about how two young girls ran from the murderers and endured horrible conditions in refugee camps Clementine at six years old is sent by her parents from her home with her older sister Claire to family in hopes of remaining safe But the men appear there too and they must run The narrative alternates between her present as a teenager in an American school and moving from one refugee camp to another from one country to another until the sisters are granted asylum along with Claire’s husband and child For me the format felt somewhat disjointed and the back and forth from present to past was confusing However it seems to illustrate how it was for her “Often still my own life story feels fragmented like beads unstrung Each time I scoop up my memories the assortment is slightly different I worry that I’ll forever be confused” “My past receded grew washed out jumbled and distorted I could no longer discern what was real and what was fake Everything including the present seemed to be both too much and nothing at all Time once again refused to move in an orderly fashion”This is difficult to read as Clemantine struggles to find a way to heal and move forward That involves moving back to what happened This is an impactful telling depicting the refugee experience in ways that we may not think about It’s easy to think how lucky they are how lucky to be alive giving not much thought perhaps to the trauma they have experienced the displacement the identity crises each one may experience the loss of home and perhaps family“The word genocide cannot tell you cannot make you feel the way I felt in Rwanda The way I felt in Burundi The way I wished to be invisible because I knew someone wanted me dead at a point in my life when I did not yet understand what death was “ I recommend you read this memoir to see the rest of what Clementine has written about genocide and see for yourself the strength that she embodies I recommend it because while this is a story of this one person and her family it provides much to think about what happened in Rwanda and about what happened during the Holocaust and what is happening in places in the world today I received an advanced copy of this book from Crown Publishing through NetGalley