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Joseph Sebarenziand#8217;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 Hutuand#8212;an efficiency that exceeded even that of the Nazi Holocaust. His father sent him away to school in Congo as a teenager, telling him, and#8220;If we are killed, you will survive.and#8221; 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. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Poetic and deeply moving, andlt;Iandgt;God Sleeps in Rwanda andlt;/Iandgt;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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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.

Synopsis:

A harrowing tale of survival and reconciliation by a Tutsi who rose in government to be a member of Parliament before having to exile once again.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;JOSEPH SEBARENZI andlt;/bandgt;is the former speaker of the Rwandan parliament, a position he held from 1997 until 2000. In this role he represented his country all over the world,andnbsp; including as a speaker at the United Nations, the European Union Assembly in Belgium and France, the Inter-parlimentary Union in Egypt, and the U.N. Human Rights Commission in South Africa.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A survivor of the 1994 genocide, today Mr. Sebarenzi is a professional public speaker who has spoken about reconciliation and conflict management to thousands of people at high schools, colleges, universities, and fundraising events across the United States and Canada. He has also provided expert commentary on National Public Radio, BBC, and the Voice of America on matters related to genocide, reconciliation, and restorative justice.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In addition, Mr.Sebarenzi serves on the faculty at the School for International Training in Vermont, teaching reconcilation and conflict management courses. He holds a master's degree in international and intercultural management from the School for International Training and is a doctoral candidate in peace studies at the National University of Ireland. In 2001, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of law from Marlboro College in Vermont.andlt;bandgt;LAURA MULLANEandnbsp;andlt;/bandgt;is a freelance writer who has been published in theandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Washingtion Postandlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;andandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Hemispheresandlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;magazine. She also authored a book,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Bridges of Opportunity: A History of the Center for Adult Learning andlt;/iandgt;(American Council on Education, 2001) and serves asandnbsp;editorial consultant for the American Council on Education's Center for Lifelong Learning, writing extensively about issues related to higher education.andnbsp;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416575771
Author:
Sebarenzi, Joseph
Publisher:
Atria Books
With:
Mullane, Laura
Author:
Mullane, Laura
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-pg bandamp;w insert
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in

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Product details 272 pages Atria Books - English 9781416575771 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , A harrowing tale of survival and reconciliation by a Tutsi who rose in government to be a member of Parliament before having to exile once again.
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