God Sleeps in Rwanda

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Joseph Sebarenzi, discusses the legacy of the Rwandan genocide. His parents, seven siblings, and countless other family members were among 800,000 Tutsi brutally murdered over the course of 90 days in 1994 by extremist Rwandan Hutu. He was sent away to school in Congo when he was a teenager, and Sebarenzi returned to Rwanda after the genocide and was elected speaker of parliament. His book God Sleeps in Rwanda examines the lessons of Rwanda and how we can prevent future tragedies from happening in that country and other parts of the world.

Event: Joseph Sebarenzi will be speaking
Thursday, September 10 at 5 pm
Horace Mann Hall, Room 138
Columbia University
For more information, visit the Columbia University website.


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Comments [1]

ebun from fort greene

Burundi also had a long history of Tusti/Hutu strive and not enough has been made of how this influenced the Rwandan genocide. The 1972 genocide in Burundi saw a bloody repression against the Hutu elites by the Tutsi. Ferdinand Nahimana of Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines used the Burundi history to stoke the flames of genocide in Rwanda.
Tutsi hands were not clean and have been repressive of the less fortunate/less educated Hutu's. what is being done to ensure equality amongst the groups, are there some affirmative action programs in place to ensure that the equality that the Hutus deserve is being granted or are will the inequality once again stoke the flames of genocide?

And Leonard I would not call most of the killers extremsit most were simple folks (the banality of evil theory)

I am a Nigerian Yoruba and do not tolerate the actions of the Hutu's, we must however make sure that we correct some of the circumstances that led to the genocide.

Sep. 10 2009 09:45 AM

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