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 Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Author(s): Immaculee Ilibagiza
Subject(s): History, Civil War
Paperback: 215 pages
Publisher: Hay House
Publication date: June 1st 2007 (first published February 15th 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401908977
ISBN-13: 9781401908973
Product Dimensions:  6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
Genre(s): Memoir

Book summary
Immaculee Ilibagiza's story is one of terror, loss and faith. Immaculee had a happy childhood. She was raised in a close knit Roman Catholic family on the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu. Immaculee's parents, Rose and Leonard, were loving. There were four children in the family, of which Immaculee was the only daughter. As a child she experienced much joy and was especially close to her brother Damascene. Immaculee felt loved by her family, friends and community. She moved freely through her village, Mataba, and had many friendships. Immaculee was also blessed with intelligence. Her intelligence was fostered by her parents, who, as teachers, believed strongly in the importance of education. She excelled scholastically and earned an excellent education. She studied locally at her mother's school during her elementary years. Later, she attended boarding school for her high school education and finally at the National University in Butare....


Author(s): Terry L. Smith, Charles F. Gritzner (Editor)
Subject(s): History, Civil War
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 7/28/2008
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780791096697
Product Dimensions:  6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
Genre(s): Memoir

Book summary
Unparalleled in natural beauty, the tiny and mountainous country of Rwanda has the highest population density in all of Africa. The country is poor in natural resources, and this home of mountain gorillas struggles with deforestation and overgrazing. Yet, Rwanda's inhabitants enjoy a temperate climate right in the heart of Africa. Despite the 1994 ethnic-based conflict that killed an estimated 1 million people, Rwanda is making an amazing comeback and aspires to be the Silicon Valley of East Africa. This book tells ...


Author(s): Vivence Kalitanyi
Subject(s): History, Civil War
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG
Publication date: 6/20/2012
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9783659160073
Product Dimensions:  6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
Genre(s): Memoir

Book summary
The book briefly explores various events as they unfolded and shaped Rwandan society, especially since the arrival of Europeans (in 1900), the various regimes that have succeeded in power in Rwanda, as well as how they laid the foundations for the 1994 tragedy. The tragedy's causes are exposed to the best of the author's knowledge, while its consequences, which Rwandan people are still enduring even today, are analysed in order to create awareness in the youth of how a society once united and prosperous was broken up just for a group's political ...


The Bishop of Rwanda
Author(s): John Rucyahana
Subject(s): History, Civil War
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9781595552372
Product Dimensions:  6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
Genre(s): Memoir

Book summary
In 1994, as his country descended into the madness of genocide, Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana underwent the mind-numbing pain of having members of his church and family butchered. John refused to become a part of the systemic hatred. He founded the Sonrise orphanage and school for children orphaned in the genocide, and he now leads reconciliation efforts between his own Tutsi people, the victims of this horrific massacre, and the perpetrators, the Hutus. His remarkable story is one that demands to be told. ...


Rwanda Fast Forward: Social, Economic, Military and Reconciliation Prospects
Author(s): Maddalena Campioni, Patrick Noack (Editor)
Subject(s): History, Civil War
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780230360488
Product Dimensions:  6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
Genre(s): Memoir

Book summary
The authors explore the outlook of Rwanda in the context of development of East Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. They examine Rwanda's vision, achievements and uncertainties in terms of national unity, institutional leadership, the spectre of industrial policy and economic development,perceptions of civil society engagement, etc.


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