: O. R. Dathorne
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and Ogre, J. Saverio Naigiziki's L'optimiste,10 published in
French in 1954, also dramatizes the conflict of generations as seen in the
relationship between father and son and members of hostile tribes. Jules, a
Bahutu, wants to marry Monica, a Mututsi, but both fathers disapprove. Monica's
parents try to put pressure on Jules's father through his shebuja (protector), but
once again it is the enlightened young people who represent a rational attitude.
In the end the ...