rwanda reading

in less than two months, one of my best friends starts her two year peace corps assignment in Rwanda.

i'm so excited for her because we have been talking about this day for the last four years, but i'm sad i'm not going to see her for a while. coincidentally, Rwanda used to be one of out greatest movie and book addictions. however, our Rwanda consumption revolved mainly around the genocide, as most people's Rwanda thoughts do. i know a lot about the country's struggles and tortured history, but not much about what the government and citizens have done to rebuild after those bloody days.

because my best friend is going to Rwanda and because i want to sleep at night while she is there, i started to read more about the positives. the reconstruction after the genocide 15 years ago. it's amazing what they have been able to do. now, i am excited to hear jessi's stories.

so far i've read As We Forgive by Catherine Claire Larson {great book} but i have a whole list of others. i'm going to have to read a ton to balance out all of the genocide books i've read.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan, I just noticed your blog via Google Alerts. Glad to hear you liked Catherine's book. Make sure to check out the documentary film by the same name (As We Forgive). It includes some of the people you read about in the book. The hope that you see in the people's eyes is amazing and it paints a beautiful picture of the positives that have resulted from the genocide.

    God bless,
    Mark Larson (Catherine's husband)


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