God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation
Joseph Sebarenzi’s parents, seven siblings, and countless other family members were among 800,000 Tutsi brutally murdered over the course of ninety days in 1994 by extremist Rwandan Hutu—an efficiency that exceeded even that of the Nazi Holocaust. His father sent him away to school in Congo as a teenager, telling him, “If we are killed, you will survive.” When Sebarenzi returned to Rwanda after the genocide, he was elected speaker of parliament, only to be forced into a daring escape again when he learned he was the target of an assassination plot.
Poetic and deeply moving, God Sleeps in Rwanda shows us how the lessons of Rwanda can prevent future tragedies from happening all over the world. Readers will be inspired by the eloquence and wisdom of a man who has every right to be bitter and hateful but chooses instead to live a life of love, compassion, and forgiveness.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - the_awesome_opossum - LibraryThing
In the final pages of God Sleeps in Rwanda, Joseph Sebarenzi quotes Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do ... Read full review
GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA: A Journey of TransformationUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
"Can you forgive the people who killed your parents?" That is the most searching question in former Rwandan legislator Sebarenzi's memoir.As a boy growing up on the shores of Lake Kivu, the author had ... Read full review