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From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness

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A Hundred Days of Carnage, Twenty-Five Years of Rebirth

In the space of a hundred days, a million Tutsi in Rwanda were slaughtered by their Hutu neighbors. At the height of the genocide, as men with bloody machetes ransacked her home, Denise Uwimana gave birth to her third son. With the unlikely help of Hutu Good Samaritans, she and her children survived. Her husband and o
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Paperback, 220 pages
Expected publication: April 6th 2019 by Plough Publishing House
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Jill Dobbe
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
A story of immense bravery that took place during the 100 days of the Rwandan genocide in 1994

The author lived through one of the world's most tragic and disgraceful periods of history. Along with her three children she hid out hoping to escape the brutality that went on all around her. With her strong faith in God and help from Hutu friends, she survived and went on to help others who lost family members and were traumatized as a result of witnessing the most horrendous crimes committed agains
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Sara Levine
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness by Denis Uwimana, is not just a harrowing and disturbing tale of the Rwandan Genocide, but a touching memoir and story of hope in spite of those horrors.

This story affected me on so many levels - as a woman, mom, wife and teacher. As a high school history teacher that teaches this subject, I enjoyed that Uwimana was thorough in her use of dates and description of how the genocide began and what happened during it. As a wife and mother,
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"In the United States, people remember exactly what they were doing when planes hit the Twin Towers. In my country , too, we remember... There is this difference: On September 11, nearly three thousand people died. In Rwanda, smaller in size and population than Ohio, the number was three times that many every day-for a hundred days."

This is a quote of from the memoir - From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness by Denise Uwimana.
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Margery
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book spares no words at describing the brutality Rwandan Hutus unleashed on Rwandan Tutsis during the 100 day genocide in 1994. Between 800, 000 and 1 million people were murdered, many by neighbors, co-workers, even their pastors. But this book is not simply a chronicle that describes the brutality unleashed over 100 days. It also describes the process after this horrific event, by which many people rebuilt their lives by forming strong social networks and following the words in the Bible ...more
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