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Refugees Are More Than Their Struggles

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Clemantine Wamaryia and her sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan genocide and wandered the African continent for six years before finally landing in Chicago. Once in the United States, Clemantine flourished while Claire struggled. Clemantine joins us to talk about how their paths diverged – and about how her experience as a refugee is just one part of the person she’s become. Her new book is called “The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After” (Crown Publishing), and she’ll talk about it more tonight as part of DMA Arts & Letters Live.