Igifu
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Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, [2020].
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Book
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
ISBN
9781939810786, 1939810787
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110 pages ; 18 cm
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Derry - Fiction - Adult LevelFic Mukasonga, Scholastique IgifuOn Shelf
Goffstown Public Library - Fiction - Second Floor South RoomFIC MUKOn Shelf

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Published
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, [2020].
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781939810786, 1939810787

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"First published as L'Iguifou by Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2010" -- Title page verso.
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"Scholastique Mukasonga's autobiographical stories rend a glorious Rwanda from the obliterating force of recent history, conjuring the noble cows of her home or the dew-swollen grass they graze on. In the title story, five-year-old Colomba tells of a merciless overlord, hunger or igifu, gnawing away at her belly. She searches for sap at the bud of a flower, scraps of sweet potato at the foot of her parent's bed, or a few grains of sorghum in the floor sweepings. Igifu becomes a dizzying hole in her stomach, a plunging abyss into which she falls. In a desperate act of preservation, Colomba's mother gathers enough sorghum to whip up a nourishing porridge, bringing Colomba back to life. This elixir courses through each story, a balm to soothe the pains of those so ferociously fighting for survival."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mukasonga, S., & Stump, J. (2020). Igifu (First Archipelago Books edition.). Archipelago Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mukasonga, Scholastique and Jordan Stump. 2020. Igifu. Archipelago Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mukasonga, Scholastique and Jordan Stump. Igifu Archipelago Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mukasonga, Scholastique,, and Jordan Stump. Igifu First Archipelago Books edition., Archipelago Books, 2020.

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