State of Things
10:12 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Running the Rift

Book cover ''Running the Rift''

Naomi Benaron's new novel tells the tragic tale of Jean Patrick, a young Tutsi citizen of Rwanda in the years leading up to the genocide of the 1990s. Though he is part of an oppressed group in the country, Patrick's ability to run gives him an escape from the ordinary life of underprivilege common to his fellow Tutsis.

Guest host Isaac-Davy Aronson talks to Naomi Benaron about her novel "Running the Rift" (Algonquin Books/2012) winner of the Bellwether Prize for fiction.

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