Book on Rwanda genocide wins French literary prize

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12 November 2007, PARIS - A book recounting the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide won the Prix Medicis, one of France's top literary awards, ata ceremony Monday.

12 November 2007

PARIS - A book recounting the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide won the Prix Medicis, one of France's top literary awards, ata ceremony Monday.

"La Strategie des antilopes" (The Strategy of Antelopes) by journalist JeanHatzfeld describes what happened when in 2003 the Rwandan authorities allowedsome 40,000 of those who carried out the massacres to return to their homes.

The Prix Femina -- awarded the same day by an all-woman jury -- went toanother journalist Eric Fittorino for his novel "Baisers de cinema" (Cinemakisses).

The Femina committee awarded its foreign novel prize to the British writerEdward Saint Aubyn for "Mother's Milk".

The Prix Medicis for a foreign work went to Daniel Mendelsohn of the UnitedStates for "The Lost", about the search for family-members who died in theHolocaust.

AFP

Subject: French news

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