Petit pays

Petit pays

Avant, Gabriel faisait les quatre cents coups avec ses copains dans leur coin de paradis. Et puis l'harmonie familiale s'est disloquée en même temps que son "petit pays", le Burundi, ce bout d'Afrique centrale brutalement malmenée par l'Histoire.

Plus tard, Gabriel fait revivre un monde à jamais perdu. Les battements de cœur et les souffles coupés, les pensées profondes et les rires déployés, le parfum de citronnelle, les termites, les jours d'orages, les jacarandas en fleurs... L'enfance, son infinie douceur, ses douleurs qui ne nous quittent jamais.

Title:Petit pays
Edition Language:French
ISBN:9782246857334
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    Petit pays Reviews

  • Kylie D

    Small Country is the powerful coming of age tale of Gaby, a young mixed-race boy growing up in Burundi. He lives an idyllic lifestyle with his French father, Rwandan mother and his sister. Gaby is a t...

  • Diane S ?

    This almost feels like two different stories, and in a way it is just that. The first part features a ten year old boy, Gabby, his sister And, his mother who was from Rwanda and his father, who is a F...

  • Taryn

    War always takes it upon itself, unsolicited, to find us an enemy. I wanted to remain neutral, but I couldn’t. I was born with this story. It ran in my blood. I belonged to it. 3.5 Stars. A coming-...

  • Ellinor

    I‘ve seldom read a book that touched and moved me as much as Small Country. Told from the perspective of a young boy, it brings to life a bit of African history which is so terrible it once made int...

  • Peter

    AbhorrenceIn this emotionally charged book, Gaël Faye carefully navigates through a modern time where human depravity descended so deep into the abyss. Unfortunately, it seems human history is litter...

  • Jenny

    There are two themes in Gael Faye’s book, Small Country, relatable and unimaginable.Relateable is 10 year old Burundian native, Gaby, in the beginning bricks back memories at that age of spending da...

  • Meike

    This is not your classic immigrant story: In his debut novel, musician Gaël Faye does not talk much about the life of a refugee in France. Rather, he talks about life in Burundi, where the happy chil...

  • Faith

    This short book is written in the form of a memoir by the 33 year old Gabriel who is now living in France. The story is set in Burundi during 1992 and 1993 when Gabriel aged 10/11 is living in an expa...

  • Maxwell

    It had moments that were very compelling, but the overall story was disjointed and felt incomplete. There wasn't anything particularly special about the writing; it was a fine translation. I do think ...

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