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Scholastique Mukasonga, A Book Of My Own, Isolarii #9

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“For those who, despite everything, have decided to live, there will always be a home.” A work on the experience of exile and migration, memory and selfhood, from the legendary French-Rwandan storyteller Scholastique Mukasonga."

'The humanism of the past five hundred years is dead. Believing man was exceptional, it opened the abyss of extinction. A new approach is needed to establish the commonality of all life on Earth. This is not just the task of politics and philosophy. It requires the effort of all those who tear down convention in order to preserve what is meaningful. That is, the preservation of not only environments, but myth, irrationality, autonomy, and joy. To these ends, isolarii revive the ‘island books’ that emerged in Venice at the start of the Renaissance, to map the cultural forces—the perennial legends, overlooked geniuses, and emerging icons—who represent these values and prove that the human adventure is not over.' (Isolarii)