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Clemantine Wamariya is a storyteller and human rights advocate. Born in Kigali, Rwanda, displaced by conflict, Clemantine migrated throughout seven African countries as a child. At age twelve, she was granted refugee status in the United States and went on to receive a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University. She lives in San Francisco.


The Girl Who Smiled Beads Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil

A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us

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