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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Nov 10, Gilbert rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: How someone is able to get to the point that they think it’s okay, necessary even, to chop babies ilibagizza half or throw hundreds of people into a fire because they are ethnically different is incomprehensible.

She figures out that she will need to leave Rwanda in order for her to heal telll this massacre. Besides herself, the only other survivor in her family was her brother Aimable, who was studying out of the country in Senegal and did not know of the genocide. So is what happens with genocide a preemptive thing? It inspired me to serve more willingly, to be more informed, and to try to put my life in God’s hands.

There is a theme of forgiveness when Immaculee and the other ttell leave the bathroom and while there in the bathroom. The majority of the killing was done with macheties and in many cases the killers and victims knew each other, were neighbors, had grown-up together and gone to school together. Immaculee’s brother, Damascene, shows his loyalty by not telling the killers where Immaculee was hiding. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Often times I feel like my own needs are trivial in comparison to what others may be dealing with and that I don’t have a right to burden Heavenly Father with my miniscule problems and questions. They had reason to believe she was there but were unable to find her. I can feel her desperation and horror, her peace and faith. Don’t let the forward by Dr. I didn’t want to put it down.

Immaculee calls on God and hopes he hears her. I read way too many books like this, Night, The Rape of Nanking, and I am repeatedly horrified by how these atrocities can occur. But in her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Through this horror, she became immaculer to God. She survived hidden for 91 days with seven other women in a small bathroom, no larger than 3 feet 0. Even so, it is extremely immafulee to look at the ugly face of reality and actually embrace it.

I’ve had this book sitting on my nightstand for several weeks, after checking it out from the library thanks to many recommendations from friends and acquaintances.

Immaculée Ilibagiza

I suppose it makes little sense to It’s sadly ironic that some people see proof that there is no God when they consider the evil manifest in the Rwandan holocaust. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. Her faith had to be strong and clearly with the incidents that transpired. View all 10 comments. Ilibagiza speaks all over the world and is the recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Reconciliation and Peace Award. This is from the first chapter in his book.


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Sep 04, Paul rated it it was amazing. The pain and trauma hit a bit too close to home for me. She is truly an inspiration to women everywhere. Most of us cannot even imagine this.

Even though it deals with what happened in Rwanda which we should all understand it is the story of a young woman who found God in a bathroom and how he rescues her again and again even through some very difficult situations.

One story from the book that I think illustrates the predicament of the Hutus is one family that rescued and hid a Tutsi woman who had been left for dead. To me this is the job of a really great survivor testimony. I heard Immaculee speak at a banquet. If you like to read books that entertain and put your brain on cruise control, this isn’t the book for you. She t I’m not giving this five stars because I think it is a great piece of literature or that it in any ways matches up with the great books of the world.

Most of all, humbling. Actually everyone needs to read this book.

This book is an eye opener to a horrific genocide that ot forgotten in history. The five stars are more for how powerful and raw the book felt and how much it physically effected me.

I just don’t want people to think.