|Left to Tell|
|Written by Sherry|
|Sunday, 11 March 2007 22:29|
The stunning true story of Immaculee Ilibagiza, a devout 22 year old Catholic woman who survived the Rwandan massacre and somehow found the strength to forgive. She wrote her story in "Left to Tell".
“In 1994, Rwandan native Ilibagiza was 22 years old and home from college to spend Easter with her devout Catholic family when the death of Rwanda's Hutu president sparked a three-month slaughter of nearly one million ethnic Tutsis. She survived by hiding in a Hutu pastor's tiny bathroom with seven other starving women for 91 cramped, terrifying days. This searing firsthand account of Ilibagiza's experience cuts two ways: her description of the evil that was perpetrated, including the brutal murders of her family members, is soul-numbingly devastating, yet the story of her unquenchable faith and connection to God throughout the ordeal uplifts and inspires. This book is a precious addition to the literature that tries to make sense of humankind's seemingly bottomless depravity and counterbalancing hope in an all-powerful, loving God.”
By the way, Immaculee Ilibagiza is one of the featured speakers at the Boston Catholic Women's conference which starts March 18th.