Clementine Wamariya is the author of the memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads. It details her escape from the Rwandan genocide and the following six years in refugee camps before being granted asylum in the United States in 2000. She was reunited with her parents and siblings on Oprah in 2006.
- Eve MacSweeney. "Clemantine Wamariya, Who Survived Genocide in Rwanda, on Her New Memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads—and Living for Black Joy." Vogue (https://www.vogue.com/article/the-girl-who-smiled-beads-clemantine-wamiriya-interview)
- Diane Cole. "She Fled Rwanda To Survive — But Does Not Like The Words 'Refugee' Or 'Genocide'" NPR (https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/04/19/714652428/she-fled-rwanda-to-survive-but-does-not-like-the-words-refugee-or-genocide)
- Nora Krug. "Clemantine Wamariya talks about her memoir, 'The Girl Who Smiled Beads'." Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/a-moment-on-oprah-made-her-a-human-rights-symbol-she-wants-to-be-more-than-that/2018/04/18/f394dd0c-3d98-11e8-a7d1-e4efec6389f0_story.html)
- Wamariya's website: https://www.clemantine.org/