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Immaculée Ilibagiza (born ) is a Rwandan American author and motivational speaker. Her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan. Left to Tell has ratings and reviews. Stephen said: Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. Immaculee Ilibagiza shares the power of faith in God through her experience of the Rwandan genocide. She attests that forgiveness is possible.

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And on my first read, I completely missed the unique custom in Rwanda, too every family member has a different last name. There’s a problem here. No trivia or quizzes yet. Most distressing to me though, was how much about this event I didn’t know.

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For 91 d Immaculee Ilibagiza tk up in ilibagjza country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. Immacjlee does colonialism break people down into various classes by education, skin tone, etc.?

This woman’s message of how she came to forgive unspeakable atrocities but she does write about them so that we can ponder the potential horror in societyand it needs to be heard and understood. It is worth reading. Not only will reading this book make you realize how much you may take for granted in your life, but it also shows you that if she can find forgiveness through God, so c This is definitely the most powerful book that I have ever read.

I brought him to you to question I was ummaculee by her story while I sobbedand found myself marveling at how vastly different our life can be, even in our modern world.

View all 3 comments. God is her strength. The pastor and Immaculee show loyalty by keeping their fate trusted in God. That was the man who murdered your family.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

We all must learn to forgive. I haven’t read much about the Rwandan genocide because it still feels so close. Retrieved from ” https: The predominate religion in the country was Christianity see footnotethey spoke the same language and they had similar skin color.

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Skill-wise, the book is probably appropriate; however, content-wise, I would only recommend this book to mature readers and not an entire 9th grade class.

Immaculée Ilibagiza

She is like a bird, soaring over all her problems and eventually being free. I marveled at her amazing faith and her willingness to forgive and love. We will face things we do not want to face for reasons that may not have been our fault.

It shows what she is feeling and Lost, stuck and nowhere to run. Even though it deals with what happened in Rwanda which we should all understand it is the story of a young woman who found God in a bathroom and how he rescues her again and again even through some very difficult situations.

immacluee Here, I will quote from one of my all-time favorite authors, Dennis Prager. The book also focuses largely on faith, which can be a very challenging subject for many young readers, let alone adult readers.

It is terrifying to see an entire country collapse into rampant mob-murder. He had to participate in these murderous activities to prevent other Hutus from suspecting his family of harboring a Tutsi. This book can be read in one sitting, though its effects will linger for days afterwards. See all 7 questions about Left to Tell…. This really iibagiza my big hangup with the book: Nov 10, Gilbert rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The majority of the killing was done with macheties and in many cases the killers and victims knew each other, were neighbors, had grown-up together and gone to school together.

Mar 10, Glenna rated it really liked it. This is one of those books that really got me thinking. Immaculee realizes that she wants revenge on the Immacylee killers, but she knows that is the evil of the tsll lurking around in her.


I can feel Immaculee’s voice underneath it–her efforts to put this story into words. Would I recommend this book to my friends? It’s hard to imagine that we live in a world where things like this happen, and we don’t tune in or send help. Were they any less religious as Immaculee? Guilt and anger are forces destroying our cultures, our churches, and ourselves most of the time, if we don’t know any better. So is what happens with genocide a preemptive thing? He then died by staying loyal to his sister.

I can’t really take it in entirely. I personally really liked how Immaculee talked about how God gave her strength to get through such a hard time in her life. To ask other readers questions about Left to Tellplease sign up. I read way too many books like this, Night, The Rape of Nanking, and I am repeatedly horrified by how these atrocities can occur.

Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaustis an autobiographical work detailing how she survived during the Rwandan Genocide. His faithful promises are your armor. One brother survived by being out of the country. Yes, Katrina, New Orleans, wasn’t anything close to a Rwandan Holocaust, but I was shocked how many people, in the aftermath — good religious, supposedly god-fearing people — said things to me like, “Those people weren’t smart enough to leave when they should have” or “Why should I send money, they’re just a bunch of welfare cheats anyway”, etc.