The swimming pool of the Mille-Collines hotel is a magnet for a privileged group of Kigali residents: aid-workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, soldiers, prostitutes and assorted expatriates.
Among these patrons is the waitress Gentille, a beautiful Hutu often mistaken for a Tutsi, long admired by Valcourt, a Canadian journalist and film-maker.
As the two test the water with a love affair, civil unrest in Rwanda makes insidious, inevitable progress.
An immensely powerful, cathartic denunciation of poverty, ignorance, global apathy and media blindness.
A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is both a poignant love story and a stirring hymn to humanity - an essential read for anyone interested in exceptional literature of lasting value.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/06/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841955254