Bukavu Book Summary and Study Guide

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Bukavu is the story of a young girl who travels to the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo to work with displaced persons. When Paka arrives in Bukavu with her father, she finds herself isolated from and rejected by the international community. Some members of this community cut her off with their racist comments and cold or superior behaviors. This draws Paka even closer to the Congolese people and their town, Bukavu. The people warmly take her in and include her in their daily lives.
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Paka learns about their politics and has first hand experience in seeing the corruption of their government officials. She sees the conspiracy theories that officials use to put blame on each other. Unable to rely on the government, Paka realizes she needs to rely on the international community to continue her humanitarian work for the benefit of displaced persons.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   African Blacks Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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