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Esi Edugyan's favourite Canadian book of 2018: In Praise of Blood by Judi Rever

As the year draws to a close, CBC Books is asking Canadian writers for their favourite titles of 2018.
Esi Edugyan recommends reading In Praise of Blood by Judi Rever. (Canadian Press/Random House Canada)

As the year draws to a close, CBC Books is asking Canadian writers to share their favourite books of 2018. Esi Edugyan is the author of the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning Washington Black. The novel was also a finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and the 2018 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Edugyan recommends reading In Praise of Blood by Judi Rever.

"I found Judi Rever's In Praise of Blood, a re-examination of the Rwandan genocide, harrowing and illuminating."