Left to Tell

16,500 RWF
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Immaculée Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family that she loved and cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into bloody genocide. Immaculée’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly Immaculée survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them.

“I am humbled by the extraordinary spirituality that shines throughout Immaculée Ilibagiz’s story of terror endurance, healing and forgiveness. As a Rwandan, I am proud that we can look beyond the misconceived differences that resulted in the murder of so many of our children, men and women in 1994. Immaculée’s account of genocide survival is truly astonishing. It gives us hope of overcoming the divisions deliberately created by those with self-serving agendas and no thought for humanity. Everyone should read this story – survivors as well as perpetrators. I hope that all can experience Immaculée’s profound spiritual transformation and be inspired to work for a united and lasting nation.” Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda