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Additional Reading & Information

One of the most well-known accounts of the genocide in Rwanda is the book "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda" by Philip Gourevitch. This book includes some information about Mugonero Hospital.

Immaculee Ilibagiza writes of the dramatic story of how she survived the genocide by hiding in a Hutu pastor's tiny bathroom with seven women for 91 days. The story takes place near Kibuye, which is the main city near Mugonero.

Bishop John, a frequent visitor to Colorado, tells his story about the recent history of Rwanda as written by Thomas Nelson. He provides more insight into the Christian church's role in the genocide and how forgiveness can be found in the most desperate situations.

Rosamund Carr provides an informative look into an ex-patriot's life in Rwanda. Her love of the country and it's people is heartwarming, and her description of how the country has evolved from colonialism to independence and the to genocide is very informative.

Here are a few websites with some good general information about Rwanda:

Lonely Planet

US State Department Information Sheet

Rwanda Government Tourist Office

Several films have been produced about the genocide, including Sometimes in April, Hotel Rwanda, and Ghosts of Rwanda.

For stories about individuals who have made an impact in the world, the following books are also good reads: Mountains Beyond Mountains,  the story of Dr. Paul Farmer's work in Haiti, Peru, Russia, and the WHO; Three Cups of Tea, the story of Greg Mortenson and his work to establish schools in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan; and Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, the story of John Wood, founder of "Room to Read."

 


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