The Genocide Of The Rwandan Genocide Essay

1548 Words Oct 14th, 2014 7 Pages
In her novel, Immaculeé Ilibagiza shares her experiences of the Rwandan genocide. She wrote the novel to increase the awareness of the genocide and does so successfully by providing a detailed description of what she, as well as many others experienced during this horrific event. Immaculeé feels like God spared her life during the genocide, so she could pass on her story to the rest of the world, informing people of the truth behind the genocide. She wants to show others that by having faith, one can realize the true power that God has. The novel is not a book of facts regarding the Rwandan genocide. It does not provide an in-depth background on the subject, however, it’s not meant to. Instead, the novel describes the genocide from the perspective of a person that experienced it first-hand. It can be similarly compared to the films Hotel Rwanda (2004) and Night (1955), as both focus on the experience of one person and how they react to the environment and actions occurring around them. (Immerwahr, John. ""Left To Tell" Study Guide."). Immaculeé describes life in Rwanda before, during and after the massacre which truly shows how the lives of many drastically changed during the genocide. After the genocide ended, Immaculeé immigrated to the United States where she began working at the United Nations in New York. She is currently a full-time public speaker and writer. She has written three books about the Rwandan genocide. (Immaculeé Ilibagiza, Hay House Inc.). This novel is…

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