Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in neighboring Rwanda, as the manager of a flower plantation. Land of a Thousand Hills is Carr's thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda--a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children-work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.
  

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Review: Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda

User Review  - Asheley - Goodreads

Fabulous look through Roz Carr's eyes at Rwanda's history and shifting culture, especially the 1950s, Belgian rule, Tutsi feudalism, and the horrid events of the 90's that led her to found an orphanage in her 80s. Inspiring and thought provoking. Read full review

Review: Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda

User Review  - Asheley - Goodreads

Fabulous look through Roz Carr's eyes at Rwanda's history and shifting culture, especially the 1950s, Belgian rule, Tutsi feudalism, and the horrid events of the 90's that led her to found an orphanage in her 80s. Inspiring and thought provoking. Read full review

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Rosamond Halsey Carr is the last of the foreign plantation owners in Rwanda, where she now runs a children's orphanage. She has been featured on television programs from The Today Show to CNN to the BBC.

Rosamond Halsey Carr is the last of the foreign plantation owners in Rwanda, where she now runs a children's orphanage. She has been featured on television programs from The Today Show to CNN to the BBC.

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