2013 - Running the Rift
A month full of lectures, special programs, exhibits, contests and more
to celebrate next year's Lake Oswego Reads selection! All events free unless noted.
Running the Rift follows Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Rwandan boy, from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year span in which his country is undone by the Hutu-Tutsi tensions.
Naomi Benaron was born and raised in Boston, MA and currently lives in Tucson, AZ. She is a graduate of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Antioch University, Los Angeles and Scripps University of Oceanography, San Diego.
Discussion Questions for Running the Rift
1. Discuss the various ways in which you see the question of identity addressed in Running the Rift.
2. What reasons do you see for the Tutsi living in Uganda to invade Ruhengeri in 1991? How does it fit into the broader conflict between Hutu and Tutsi? Why do you think Roger joined the RPF?