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Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
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Mar 16, 12

Read in March, 2012

"500,000 people killed in 100 days in a country the size of Belgium. An estimated 800,000 people killed over the course of a year. Death at that magnitude seems too horrible to be real, but those are the estimates from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, according to Human Rights Watch estimates. It’s hard to grasp numbers that large.

"Given the choice between learning about genocide or looking the other way, the easier option is clear. But without knowledge of what has occurred in the past, we can do nothing to prevent similar things from happening in the present or the future. By telling the story of the Rwandan genocide through the eyes of a Jean Patrick Nkumba, a Tutsi, author Naomi Benaron makes learning about the genocide easier."

I really loved this book and would definitely recommend it.

You can read my ciomplete review on BookGeeks.

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