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Naomi Benaron Author- RUNNING WHAT RIFT?


by Naomi Benaron

The obvious part: The novel is written from the perspective of a Rwandan runner confronted by a deadly rift between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes.

The geophysical part: The Albertine Rift runs through Rwanda (and Burundi, the Congo, Uganda, and Tnazania). “At the rift, Earth’s crust is thinning.” Benaron says, “Africa is splitting apart beneath the crust.”


LOVE LETTERS FROM A FAT MAN, short stories published by BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

RUNNING THE RIFT, a novel published by algonquin Books.

To learn more

Benaron’s website: naomibenaron.com

Taken from the Arizona Daily Star/ Sunday, April 22, 2012

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