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Yolande Mukagasana
Yolande Mukagasana

Belgium

Rwandan writer whose works have been published in French.


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Created: 21st Jul 2008
Modified: 21st Jul 2008
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Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Literature
Working primarily in:
Belgium

Description of Work:
Yolande Mukagasana has published two autobiographies including La Mort ne veut pas de mots and a book of tales. She also co-wrote a play called Rwanda 94. With the photographer Alain Kazinierakis, Mukagasana published a book in which survivors told their stories; the title of which is Blessures du silence.
Biographical Information
Yolande Mukagasana
(At a Glance)
Gender: female
Place of Origin: Rwanda
Yolande Mukagasana worked as a nurse for 19 years at a hospital in Kigali, Rwanda. Then she worked as chief nurse at a private clinic that she opened in Kigali until 1994. She was a victim of the 1994 war having lost her three children, her husband, her brother, and her sisters. She is currently in Belgium where she arrived as a refugee; she was naturalised in 1999. In 2003, she adopted her three nieces and she cares for a group of orphans in Rwanda.


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