Dec 04, 2022
In My Home There Is No More Sorrow: Ten Days in Rwanda
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  • Title: In My Home There Is No More Sorrow: Ten Days in Rwanda
  • Author: Rick Bass
  • ISBN: 9781936365999
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
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Rebecca

I m not gonna rate this book I think all of the criticisms are right on the book suffers from the writer s internal po mo crisis and inability to say anything without immediately taking it back, feeling guilty for it.But, clearly none of the critics have ever been forced to witness and write about fresh genocide memorials from a personal and outsider perspective It s an impossible thing to write about in any other way And, what he is actually trying to capture the deep, powerful joy that these p [...]


Charlotte

This book length essay, as it is described, is both hard to read and hard to put down I read the whole thing in one day and feel strangely uplifted and horrified I think thats the point.


Karen

This is basically an extended travel essay, plus an uneasy meditation on the experience of being a white American among black Rwandans, seventeen years after America declined to do any good during the 1994 genocide Bass was invited to go to Rwanda and co teach a two day writing workshop by Terry Tempest Williams, who has some deeper ties to the country and its people Throughout the book, he struggles with feeling superfluous, naive, helpless, and generally ill at ease in the face of Rwanda s ter [...]


Lily

If only a book could be given zero stars I feel the strange inclination to seek out other writing by Rick Bass to see if he is truly a megalomaniacal idiot, or if Rwanda just hit him so hard that he lost all writing ability and ego control while composing this piece of junk.Before I launch into the problems with this book, I ll start with two saving graces 1 I did learn a lot about the Rwandan genocides, and it gave me a clearer picture of the country now 2 It does include some pieces of writing [...]


Sean

Reading some other reviews, many have been critical of this book for its difficult wrangle with the writer s own feelings about his experience, arguing that he has has made it about himself and demeaned the Rwandans own story While I understand this reaction, to me the book was a sometimes flawed, sometimes distressing, but in the end honest, examination of the mental and emotional dilemma faced by outsiders in confronting situations like this It evoked for me something of the moral confusion I [...]


Carrie

I love his writing and will read anything he ever writes, even when it s about something that s not really up my alley like wrestling Or an entire book about one dog In this case, i still love his writing but am not sure who i d recommend this book to I guess anyone who wants to know about the Rwanda genocide or to a writer who s struggling with the morality of writing about, and potentially benefitting from, genocide and or first world developing world power imbalance.


Heather

I read this book because I have that cursed inability to stop a book if I make it through a chapter And I wanted it to be good As far as topics go it had potential Rwanda Good Genocide Admittedly sad, but good material Mountain gorillas Yes please Post genocide writings from a little workshop in Butare Done Plus there were pictures I ve read 3 books in the last 4 1 2 months and they were all for school Not one for pleasure As it turns out, the 1 book I read for myself was possibly the worst book [...]


Sarah

This reads as a self reflective what I did on my holidays If you re interested in the story of a man who went to Rwanda for ten days with his family to do a writing workshop and visit gorillas, analysing his white American gaze and emotions on genocide, then this is for you As such it s interesting, but whilst it sounds like it should be academic with its relflexivity it ends up coming across as a travel diary, and as such could have been done better If you re looking for writings from people wh [...]


Max Shmookler

Rick Bass does a first rate job of conveying his own conflicted and sorrowful feelings about the Rwandan genocide, which, at least in the Western imagination, has taken on a solidified presence as another instantiation of absolute evil meets Western failure to take action He s fresh, honest, and humble and he s there to teach a writing seminar to a bunch of ambitious young Rwandan writers But his seminar is only two days long and his trip is ten Part genocide tour, part creative writing seminar, [...]


Elizabeth Desole

The authors set out with tennage daughter in tow to teach a writing class in Rwanda They even realize that there is an underlying post colonialist undertone to the endeavor.I do applaud the author and his wife for their large hearts Although there were truly some touching moments tender and horrific in this book, overall I found it to be too hyperbolic and conflicted There were lots of passages that the author was so busy second guessing himself that I just wanted to stop reading to get away fro [...]


Ben carver

Interesting perspective on post genocide Rwanda, although it s never called as such which leads me to think the author is waiting for another Typical of McSweeney s, hyper self critical but necessarily so, explaining why some white guy from Montana is writing a book about post genocide Rwanda 17 years after the fact He never puts himself in the shoes of the survivors which I think is a foresight Enjoyed the focus on the writing movement there, would ve liked to see comparisons to other areas of [...]


Kenneth

There aren t many books that I ve disliked so much I couldn t finish, but this is one of them Bass treats the Rwandan Genocide as some sort of topic for tourist consumption He speaks of himself and his family incessantly, filling this short tome with constant self laudatory praise, yet he indulges in levels of self immolation he can t remember what he was doing when the Genocide happened or he remembers that he once thought of Rwandans as others when he was a child that almost drip with the shee [...]


Crowjonah

The first 170 pages make a great effort to steal the thunder of the last 10, which hold a meager sample of the actual work produced by the Rwandan writers in Bass workshop Do yourself a favor and read those first Then, if you must, wade through the rest of the guilt ridden toe stepping that occurs throughout the book There was a brief moment of magic during the gorilla bit, which just makes the failed emotional impact of the genocide part all the troubling Also, if you look really hard there ar [...]


Brian Pagano

I did learn a lot about the genocide in Rwanda and a little about gorillas Otherwise, this book is pretty weak I m glad McSweeney s published it as I would not have read up on this topic otherwise, but I m also glad the book was short I could give the guy a break for weak writing anduntil I saw that he was writing instructor And, even if the rest of the book had been up to snuff, the passage on intuition alone would have lost it two or three stars.


Fernanda

I read it to learn about Rwanda from a personal experience But the personal part is really lame The reflections are so obvious and repetitive, and when not obvious, they just reflect how superior the writer feels among Rwandans even if he stresses how he loves and cares for these people It s truly embarrassing to read his why didn t we come before a hundred times Although you have to admit he s just very open and honest about his ignorance.


Kristen

I picked this up because 2 of my dear friends are currently in Rwanda visiting I wanted some idea of what they were experiencing I m glad that I read it, but it was somewhat boring at times I didn t like his style of writing But there s importance to the story he was telling This isn t for the faint of heart There are many graphic details Not sure if I d recommend it Im sure there are other books on the same topic that are written better.


Melanie Richards

Hard to slog through at points because the author was working himself into a navel gazing, guilt ridden frenzy UNDERSTANDABLE , but man, this touched my heart Ran to United to End Genocide, money in fist, after reading Best part was the writing at the end from the workshop I wish they had included of the students work.


Hilary White

I learned a great deal about the genocides and cultural norms in Rwanda and I liked Rick Bass s idea that there are only two stories to write one is a stranger comes to town, the other is someone leaves town I had a problem with the whole section about the writing class, but I still liked the book.


Erin

Author is rubbernecking Not very self aware, yet proud enough Of course it s a difficult task to write about a missionary like experience in Rwanda It was just so centered around the author, rather than the extraordinary place and people he was interacting with It was fine, I just expected better writing from a McSweeneys supplement.You can have my copy if you want it.


Sheila Boneham

This is a small but powerful book, and in many places the writing is exquisite It is not a quick read at least not for me because the subject matter is so difficult emotionally, and yet the book is also hopeful in important ways I am not rating the book because I don t think stars mean much.


Waldo

More a 2.5 I didn t find the authors voice or tone to be as annoying as some people, but I did find the last third about the gorillas to be a bit dull After the harrowing first third, followed by the workshop featuring the survivors, it just seemed out of place and weird.


Joseph Shafer

I knew very little of Rwandan history, and this was a great way to bring some of the well known parts of it home It left me wanting to learn , and left me absolutely floored by the paradox of humanity s capacity for committing acts of great evil and of great beauty.


Kate Wyer

review to come.


Jeff

A powerful meditation about the power of writing to grapple with both natural wonders as well as the darkest parts of the human soul.


Jennifyre

Beautiful and heartbreaking.


Senni Lähde

I felt as uncomfortable reading this book as Rick Bass seemed to feel writing it Other star is for the workshop pieces at the end.


Amy

Let s all talk about Rick Bass s feeeeelings about genocide.


Joe

Very heavy And the writing isn t all that stunning It s sentimental without maintaining any intrinsic virtues itself.


Gillian Quigley

Good description of Rwandan nature Quite patronizing description of the genocide, the people not a fan overall


Josh Fischel

This didn t stay with me.



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