Left to Tell

Left to Tell

Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Book - 2006
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In the spring of 1994, more than one million people were murdered in the Rwandan genocide. This is the story of how Immaculee survived certain death, along with seven other women, by hiding in a very small bathroom for more than 3 months. Day after day, for months, the killers would search nearby, gleefully chanting "kill them big, kill them small, kill them, kill them, kill them all!" With uncommon sincerity, Immaculee shares with us her soul's struggle through disbelief to anger and rage and, ultimately, forgiveness. She is living proof of the power of prayer and positive thinking.
Publisher: Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., ©2006
ISBN: 9781401908973
Branch Call Number: 282.092 ILI 2006
Characteristics: xx, 215 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Erwin, Steve

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mdjamali
Oct 17, 2016

wow! unbelievable story of survival during a heinous time in Rwanda

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Liber_vermis
Feb 03, 2014

The memoir of a young, religious Tutsi woman who was hidden with five other women in a bathroom over the three months of the Rwandan genocide. She emerged to learn that her entire immediate family (except a brother who was a student in Senegal) had been slaughtered. A gripping story of leadership, determination, initiative and luck.

JCLLeslieN Dec 24, 2013

This is a true story of a first person account of the ethnic genocide in Rwanda told from a young woman who is shockingly like you, from a family just like yours. It is written well - well paced and you get to know the characters who go through unspeakable horror. Hatred and evil reigns and the only thing that keeps her sane and hopeful is that she turned to God and immersed herself in prayer and meditation.

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

Wow. This book has literally changed my life! It really does illustrate the power of forgiveness in a very real way.

th3pr0digy Aug 06, 2012

I had to read this book for a school assignment and I though "Not again. Another book that we will be graded on," but as I started to read this book, I didn't care about having a test on it in my first year of high school. The book amazed me, depressed me, and made me hopeful and happy at the end. It's amazing how someone can be so strong, make sacrifices, and be faithful all at the same time. I have to admit that I cried when seeing the pictures at the end of the book. I thought "But these people were so beautiful," but I guess it's for the better now. Everyone, should be able to read this.

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pbittman
Feb 17, 2012

A page turner. A riveting true story of how Immaculee survived during the Rwandan genocide and how she found peace through grace and forgiveness.

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fytob
Oct 04, 2011

Everybody should read this book. A real life story of a young college student who amazingly survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994 in which it is said about 800,000 people died.

An inspirational read. If you think you have problems, read this book and let it put things in perspective.

debwalker Jun 10, 2011

Rutina Wesley (True Blood) will star in Left to Tell, adapted from Immaculee Ilibagiza's memoir Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. Deadline.com reported that the film is being produced by Stephen McEveety and will be co-directed by Steve Berkowitz and Keith VanderLaan.

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Ellen430
Mar 07, 2011

This book made me cry. And since I was reading it at night, I woke up with puffy eyes. I also finish this book in a day because it was just too hard to put down.

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JDK5
Jan 07, 2010

This is a true story about the ultimate test of a human's will to survive. Reading this riveting, first hand account of the atrocities in Rwanda broadened my perspective and interpretation of what's really important in life.

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