Resurrection In May by Lisa Samson focuses on the characters of Claudius Borne, who is an elderly farmer in Kentucky. Upon meeting May Seymour and learning that she is traveling to Rwanda, he invites her to live with him for the summer before her journey because her parents plan to leave the country. After dealing with extreme difficulty in Rwanda, May returns to Claudius’ farm to recover from her journey.
This is the first book I have read regarding the atrocities which occurred in Rwanda during the Hutu vs. Tutsi war and the first work by Lisa Samson. There were many things in this book which caused me to think about issues which are occurring outside of the United States: in this case the struggles of the people in Rwanda.
Although this book is different than anything I have read in the past, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about Rwanda during this horrific time in the mid 1990s or who is looking to feel a deep connect with the characters they are reading about
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