Publication Date: Mar 15, 2016 List Price: $16.00 (store prices may vary) Format: Paperback Classification: Fiction Page Count: 160 ISBN13: 9781939419620 Imprint: Phoneme Media
Publisher: Phoneme Media
Parent Company: Phoneme Media
When Nyamugari, an adolescent mute, attempts to ask a young woman in rural Burundi for directions to an appropriate place to relieve himself, his gestures are mistaken as premeditation for rape. To the young woman’s community, his fleeing confirms his guilt, setting off a chain reaction of pursuit, mob justice, and Nyamugari’s attempts at explanation. Young Burundian novelist Roland Rugero’s second novel Baho!, the first Burundian novel to ever be translated into English, explores the concepts of miscommunication and justice against the backdrop of war-torn Burundi’s beautiful green hillsides.