The Girl Who Smiled Beads: An Exceptional Tale of Identity and Genocide

I first got The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil from Book of the Month Club as an extra, since I had credits. I was immensely interested in the narrative and there were a lot of good reviews. Plus, I hadn’t read a memoir in a while so I decided to give it a shot.

Well, what is The Girl Who Smiled Beads about? I’m glad you asked. This is a memoir about Clemantine Wamariya’s life in Rwanda before the civil war broke out. It details how her life went from that of a fun-loving child to one of a refugee. When the war came close to her home at a young age, she and her