The 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014

Mukasonga

Our Lady of the Nile: A Novel, Scholastique Mukasonga, trans. Melanie Mauthner (Archipelago)

This “prelude to the Rwandan genocide” recalls the closed world, preceding Fascism, of Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, which is all the more impressive considering this is Mukasonga’s novelistic debut.