Our selection to kick off the year is Gael Faye’s award winning novel, Small Country. Faye’s debut novel, Small Country, is set in Burundi and tells the story of ten-year-old Gabriel, whose idyllic existence and innocence come to a brutal end when Burundi and neighboring Rwanda are hit by civil war and genocide.
The novel was a bestseller in France, and it has been awarded numerous literary prizes, among them the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, and is being published in thirty countries worldwide.
Read along with us this month, and share your thoughts in the comments below. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like about the book, what surprised you, or what memories the book might have brought back. And if you have any book suggestions, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org