Hope for Rwanda

Hope for Rwanda : Conversations with Laure Guilbert and Herve Deguine

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Andre Sibomana was a remarkable man. A Rwandan Catholic priest, journalist and leading human rights activist, he was one of the very few independent voices to speak out against the abuses perpetrated by past and present governments in Rwanda.

Hope for Rwanda is his personal testimony and the first major English-language account of the events surrounding the 1994 genocide in Rwanda by a Rwandan national. Sibomana offers a personal reflection on the issues surrounding the genocide, as well as confronting many of the preconceptions and stereotypes that are evident in the West's portrayal of the genocide.

In an acclaimed testimony, Sibomana addresses controversial topics such as the role of the church in the genocide, the failure of the international community to prevent massacres and the human rights record of the new Rwandan government. Despite the inhumanity of the massacres and the endless suffering of the Rwandan people, Sibomana offers a strong vision of hope for the future of his country and for the future of humanity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 15.49mm | 335.66g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745315615
  • 9780745315614
  • 1,884,189

Table of contents




Preface: Andre Sibomana, or faith against the odds by Laure Guilbert and Herve Deguine

Part I: The committed priest

1. The gifted child from Masango

2. Choosing the path of God

3. The journalist and human rights activist

Part II: On the edge of the abyss

4. A cry in the wilderness

5. Lord, where were you during the genocide?

6. Words fail us

Part III: Time is against us

7. The duty of justice and the duty of memory

8. The role of the Church: guilty or an incriminating witness?

9. Rwanda caught in an impasse

Conclusion: We must not give up hope

Postscript: What future for the defence of human rights in Rwanda? by Carina Tertsakian


Human rights in Rwanda

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'Takes us into hell, into humanity, into the horror of the crime of genocide' -- Mission de L'Eglise
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About Andre Sibomana

Andre Sibomana was an outspoken human rights activist, journalist and a Catholic priest. He worked tirelessly for independent investigations into human rights violations in Rwanda. He died in March 1998. Laure Guilbert is a French historian and Herve Deguine is a French journalist. Both are based in France.

Carina Tersakian researches on Central Africa for Amnesty International. Alison Des Forges works for the human rights organization Human Rights Watch, based in New York.
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