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

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 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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User Review  - David Parker - Goodreads

Great personal testament about how someone that is repatriated to another country, claims it as their motherland and worth taking a stand against evil. Read full review

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

User Review  - David Parker - Goodreads

Great personal testament about how someone that is repatriated to another country, claims it as their motherland and worth taking a stand against evil. Read full review

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