A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The swimming pool of the Mille-Collines hotel is a magnet for a privileged group of Kigali residents: aid-workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, soldiers, prostitutes and assorted expatriates.

Among these patrons is the waitress Gentille, a beautiful Hutu often mistaken for a Tutsi, long admired by Valcourt, a Canadian journalist and film-maker.

As the two test the water with a love affair, civil unrest in Rwanda makes insidious, inevitable progress.

An immensely powerful, cathartic denunciation of poverty, ignorance, global apathy and media blindness.

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is both a poignant love story and a stirring hymn to humanity - an essential read for anyone interested in exceptional literature of lasting value.




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Haunting upsetting and beautiful.

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An excellent read, although not a cheerful story. Describes the genocide in Rwanda thru the eyes of a Canadian journalist.