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Author Uwimana, Denise, author.

Title From red earth : a Rwandan story of healing and forgiveness / Denise Uwimana.

Publication Info. Walden, New York : Plough Publishing House, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  967.5710 UWIMANA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  967.57 UWI    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  967.571 UWIMANA    Check Shelf
Description 205 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : colour illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Summary "In the space of a hundred days in 1994, close to 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 Hutus who risked their own lives, she and her children survived. Her husband and other family members were not as lucky. If this were only a memoir of those chilling days and the long hard road to personal healing, it would be remarkable enough. But Denise Uwimana didn't stop there. Leaving a career in business, she devoted the rest of her life to restoring her country by empowering other genocide widows to band together, tell their stories, find healing, and rebuild their lives. The stories she has uncovered through her work and recounted here illustrate the complex and unfinished work of truth-telling, recovery, and reconciliation that may be Rwanda's lasting legacy."--From back cover.
Contents Plane crash -- Roots -- Refugee childhood -- Wakening -- Charles -- Trouble -- Tightening net -- April 16 -- Haven -- Alone -- Survivors -- Peace with Bugarama -- Mukoma -- The sisterhood -- Beata -- A time to heal -- Antoine -- Wellspring -- Cancilde and Emamanuel.
Summary A hundred days of carnage, twenty-five years of rebirth--Provided by publisher.
Subject Civil War (Rwanda : 1994) (OCoLC)fst01352318
Uwimana, Denise.
Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Atrocities.
Genocide survivors -- Rwanda.
Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- Personal narratives.
Tutsi (African people) -- Crimes against -- Rwanda -- History -- 20th century.
Rwanda -- Ethnic relations.
Reconciliation -- Social aspects -- Rwanda.
Reconciliation -- Political aspects -- Rwanda.
Atrocities. (OCoLC)fst00820727
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Genocide survivors. (OCoLC)fst01764366
Reconciliation -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01091515
Tutsi (African people) -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst01426861
Rwanda. (OCoLC)fst01212358
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Personal narratives.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Other Form: Online version: Uwimana, Denise. From red earth. [Walden, New York] : Plough Publishing House, 2019 9780874860023 (DLC) 2018057335
ISBN 9780874869842 (paperback)
0874869846 (paperback)
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