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Baho!: A Novel
by Roland Rugero

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    List Price: $16.00
    Format: Paperback, 160 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781939419620
    Imprint: Phoneme Media
    Publisher: Phoneme Media
    Parent Company: Phoneme Media
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    Book Description:
    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.

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