Friday, May 4, 2018

Book Review: How Dare the Sun Rise

TITLE: How Dare the Sun Rise
AUTHOR: Sandra Uwiringiyimana
CATEGORY: Non-Fiction
GENRE: Memoir
PREMISE: A woman tells the story of how she and her family became refugees and came to the United States.
MY REVIEW: So full disclosure, I actually listened to this via audiobook. I actually really recommend doing this. The narrator is great and listening to this story is like the author telling you the story herself and it makes it that much more impacting.
Warning: this woman's life was hard. There are sad things going on in this book. It talks frankly about genocide, racism, poverty and all sorts of tough issues. It is not an easy book to read. But along with all of that are some beautiful moments. The strength of Sandra and her family is amazing. Seriously, where the hell is their movie?
If you're looking for a super happy memoir...this one ain't it. There are some incredibly sad things in here. But if you want inspiring people, absolutely read this.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of memoirs, fans of In the Country We Love: My Family Divided
MY RATING: Four out of Five inspiring stories

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