OUR LADY OF THE NILE by Scholastique Mukasonga reviewed by Nathaniel Popkin
This is how Scholastique Mukasonga’s Our Lady of the Nile ends, in 1979: You remember what they used to tell us in catechism: God roams the world, all day long, but every evening He returns home to Rwanda. Well, while God was traveling, Death took his place, and when He returned, She slammed the door in his face. Death established her reign over Rwanda.