A Long Way from Paradise: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide

  • Title: A Long Way from Paradise: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide
  • Author: Leah Chishugi
  • ISBN: 9781844086573
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Long Way from Paradise Surviving the Rwandan Genocide An inspirational and moving memoir from a woman who survived the Rwandan genocide and uses her experiences to become an agent of changeLeah Chishugi grew up in eastern Congo but moved at the age of
    An inspirational and moving memoir from a woman who survived the Rwandan genocide and uses her experiences to become an agent of changeLeah Chishugi grew up in eastern Congo but moved at the age of 17 to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to work as a model She married and had a son When in 1994 she was caught up in the horrific conflict, she escaped only after being left forAn inspirational and moving memoir from a woman who survived the Rwandan genocide and uses her experiences to become an agent of changeLeah Chishugi grew up in eastern Congo but moved at the age of 17 to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to work as a model She married and had a son When in 1994 she was caught up in the horrific conflict, she escaped only after being left for dead under a pile of corpses She fled with her son to Uganda, then South Africa, where she was miraculously reunited with her husband whom she believed dead Leah finally settled in the UK where she was granted asylum and became a nurse After her mother died, Leah decided to set up a charity to help the women and children of eastern Congo victims of continuing war atrocities This is a deeply courageous narrative of one woman s survival of personal trauma and finding a greater purpose in life through devotion to the service of others.

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    1. A very balanced and well written account of one woman's horrific, life changing experiences, during the Rwandan genocide. Life definitely has a way of pushing the boundaries of the human experience, whether through misadventure or in this case as a result of a political and cultural atrocity. A highly recommended and inspiring read, that's not for the faint hearted; it succinctly journals the incredible tenacity and selflessness of the author against unimaginable odds. In the face of always havi [...]

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    2. In 1994, an unimaginable horror began to ensue in Rwanda. For 100 days, people of the Hutu tribe murdered as many as 800 000 Tutsi people in a genocide. This book is the story of how one woman, Leah Chishugi, survived.Leah Chishugi is an incredible woman. She has managed to continue her life and is doing good things for the world, despite going through things nobody should ever have to go through. She is extremely brave and tells her heartbreaking story with so much emotion. I could not help but [...]

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    3. Breathtaking power of the author of this book is more than admirable. She was only 17 when the Rwanda´s genocide burst out. She escaped from Rwanda to the South Africa with her son and cousin where , after 3 years, finally met her husband again. They moved to London and few months after, thanks to the Red Cross, she went back to Africa to meet her founded mother. The book ends with stories about African women who are tortured by groups of rebels on the east side of Democratic Congo. It is and i [...]

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    4. After the fictional "Baking cakes in Kigali," I wanted to read a real account of what happened in Rwanda 20 years ago. I had a pretty good idea, and still this book disturbed me to the point of losing sleep - and the UN just watched it happen without interfering?!!

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    5. This book was a roller coaster from start to finish. It is the only book I've read on the horror of the Rwandan genocide. That anybody could survive this is a miracle. Leah Chishugi's story is inspirational.

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    6. The epilogue was the best - must read! What a powerful line to finish on!Important for the reader to practice self-care though while reading, the content is traumatic!

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    7. Leah Chishugi on vasta 17-vuotias, hiljattain esikoisensa saanut, hyväosaisesta perheestä lähtöisin oleva varhaiskypsä mutta tiiviin tukiverkon ympäröimä ruandalaistyttö, joka harrastaa vapaa-aikanaan tennistä ja tekee viikonloppuisin mallintöitä. Kuudes huhtikuuta vuonna 1994 Ruandan kansanmurhan keskeisin toimija ja hutujen äärijärjestö Interahamwe aloittaa tutsien silmittömän teurastamisen. Yli 800 000 tutsia ja maltillista hutua saa hirvittävillä tavoilla surmansa, mutta [...]

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    8. An incredible survival story told by a vivid narrator. Chishugi relays a mostly unvarnished description of the genocide itself and its continual toll on her and other Rwandans, psychologically and physically. Her determination to survive morphs into a drive to better the world and stem suffering, in herself and in the lives of many, many strangers. Chishugi may have a story to tell but her style and prose is weak and uninspiring. She is definitely not a writer but her sincerity, passion, and the [...]

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    9. This book affected me a lot the point where I know what I want to do in life. I'd heard about Hutus and Tutsis before in an anthropology course but this book was my first proper introduction to the Rwandan genocide. It was heart-breaking, uplifting, made me lose faith in humanity but also re-gain it. I still cannot believe that people were brainwashed to kill their fellow citizens just due to the shape of their nose the mid-90s! And I find it harder to believe still that atrocities continue to o [...]

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    10. Kongo’nun doğusunda varlıklı ve kültürlü bir ailenin çocuğu olarak yaşayan Leah, mutlu ve huzurlu bir çocukluk dönemimin ardından ailesinin işi nedeniyle doğduğu ülke Ruanda’ya taşınır. Genç yaşta henüz okulunu bitirmeden çocukluk aşkı Christian ile evlenir. O dönemde hem bebek sahibi olur hem de okuluna devam eder. Bir gün küçük bebeği Jean Luc ile beraber havalimanının yakınındaki bir kafede arkadaşlarıyla ile otururken başkanın uçağının patlatıl [...]

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    11. A well written book detailing a disgusting time in human history. I applaud Leah for being able to tell her story and to be so eloquent doing so. She writes thoughtfully of the beauty, and then horror, of a country she so obviously loves. It's a difficult and emotional story but one worth reading.

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    12. A unique read about a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Not as graphic as some and the young girl travels widely as a refugee in order to try and escape the horror. It is a personal story without any of the politics, as experienced by the author.

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    13. I am a falling dried leaf with tears dried out and sadness soaked in.Happy Reading Lovelies

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