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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I have to be honest, I don’t really want to read this book because it hurts my heart too much. Anyone who reads my review, read this book. Also, the blatant commercialization of the story. First the killers shot them with machine guns, and then they threw grenades at them.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

I do not believe that they are one and the same. Only certain of them. She turned to prayer and meditation as she had no idea how long this ordeal would last.

How did Rowanda get into this situation? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For a reader like me, I was already vested in the political atrocities of Africa and I wanted the book to explore this further. Clearly, many people died including her parents, brothers, little children born and unborn. She was able to look him in immaclee eye and say, “I forgive you.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza

She writes simply and lft, giving the impression that she is telling events just as they happened, in all their bone-chilling details. We all must learn to forgive. It tells the story of a smart young girl named Immaculee and her journey with forgiveness. At that moment the pastor opened the door and gave her the requested Bible.


I personally really liked how Immaculee talked about how God gave her strength to get through such a hard time in her life. One of the voices was of a man ilibagia she later learns killed her mother and brother and a man who’s children she had been classmates with in grade school. See all 7 questions about Left to Tell…. There is loyalty shown throughout this book.

You can really picture what is going on and you can connect with her based on what she is feeling or how she uses her faith to keep her going. View all 3 comments. And sadly, when the genocide was over, the victims—and even their rescuers—exhibited the same angry, vengeful desires toward those who had wronged them, as had been vented on them only months earlier.

Immaculée Ilibagiza

I was inspired by Immaculee’s ability to visualize what she wanted It is inspiring to see Immaculee hold on to God to make it through these atrocities.

This is one of those books that really got me thinking. I never agonized over the fate of my family. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But heavily on top of her voice is the immacklee Steve Erwin.

Marvelous personal story of her being saved from a massacre. View all 4 comments. One brother survived by being out of the ilibaguza. The Rwandan genocide is a difficult subject to ilivagiza about, but if you read no other book about it, I’d recommend this one. I am ashamed at what horrendous things we, as human beings do to each other and also, what we ALLOW to happen.


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Again, I was surprised. It is presumed that his interest in making sure all members of the family were killed was because he was interested in claiming their family’s property. Faith can be defined as: I’m glad she told the story, but I’m concerned for the unsuspecting soul who picks this up just to get a religious high. It shows what she is feeling and I think that you can easily envision what is going on.

She tells her story of survival immediately following the genocide she had lived through. Archived from the original on Although I didn’t think I would give this book this many stars at first, it was a powerful tale of survival and lfet woman’s account of how she survived this and later began to work for the UN, and how she seeks to help other survivors.

View all 17 comments. 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 immacjlee — ilibagizq things to immacklee 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.

Stayed up late at night reading it.

So, did I like the book?

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