Analysis Of Left To Tell By Immaculee Ilibigiza

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In the book, Left to Tell by Immaculeè Ilibigiza, she describes the Rwandan genocide led to an estimated max of 1 million deaths and the reasons it started and continued was from lack of government stability, poor economics and maybe the most important, ethnic differences between the Tutsis and Hutus perspectives of each other. Hate had been present between the Hutus for a long time so when they got there chance against the Tutsis and a regain of Hutu power, they took it which resulted into mass killings that the government allowed and Immaculeè Ilibigiza was left to share the story of what happened. The ethnic split between the Hutus and Tutsis was a negative present at the time as many Tutsi rebels, called RPF, had been exiled …show more content…
Although an evil thought that many relied on killing to keep themselves alive it made sense for them as it supplied them resources just for being a Hutu and fighting. Also, almost all businesses and shops had been shut down until they were all killed which forced many too fight because their was no clear way for an income. This does not give any of the killers an excuse to kill innocent people but it did attribute to many Hutus deciding to join the soldiers and its government. It was also believed they were given drugs and alcohol so they would forget that what they were doing was bad. For many these luxuries were not worth giving up for a lesser life and they started to believe in what they were doing. They became consumed with the idea that everyone else is killing so it doesn 't make it wrong which couldn 't be more incorrect, yet it was the thought at the time. The Rwandan genocide was a result of many reasons but the main problems was the ethnic discrimination and split between the tribes, a bad government that encouraged killings against Tutsis and the economics in Rwanda at the time. Without the ethnic hate towards Tutsis, many would 've never felt a reason to kill but instead it led to the death of an estimated million. In 2003 a constitution was adopted that removed ethnical reference toward a persons. This shows just how much the ethnicity side of Rwanda had taken part in the

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