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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No trivia or quizzes yet. I would take a star away because some parts of the book were bland or dry to read. Retrieved from ” https: We may face persecution; we may endure heartache and separation from loved ones; we may be hungry and cold and forlorn. Since the book was written twelve years after the war, maybe she had gotten into the habit of making a good story even better. To immwculee other readers questions about Left to Tellplease sign up. Even so, it is extremely hard to look at the ugly face of reality and actually embrace it.

Immaculée Ilibagiza

She survived by hiding in a Hutu pastor’s tiny bathroom with seven other starving women for 91 cramped, terrifying lett. Her narrative style is perfectly suited to her content.

In Rwanda there are two tribes, Imagine being in a closet sized bathroom with 7 strangers for 91 days. 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. See all 7 questions about Left to Tell…. Jun 30, Kt rated it it was amazing Shelves: InIlibaigza became a naturalized U.


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Her story is despairing and hopeful all at once. This woman’s message of how she came to forgive unspeakable atrocities but she does write about them so that we can ponder the potential horror in societyand it needs to be heard and understood. Most of us cannot even imagine this. She gets rid of the hate in her and turns to God. It hurts me too deeply to realize that this happened in my conscious lifetime. At the end of the day, this book reminds me of how blessed and lucky I am to be living the life I am living in a free country.

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.

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

This is a book which merits a second, even a third read. The bathroom was concealed in a room behind a wardrobe in the home of a Hutu pastor.

This is the man who called out her name while looking for her to kill her. There were times as I was reading this book that I had a physical reaction to her story. This book broke my heart over and over all the while strengthening my spirit.

Like Anne Frank, Ilibagiza is not writing about the history, politics, or culture of her country, or of the genocide, but rather how it affected her although Ilibagiza’s recount is obviously more Reading this book is a pretty sobering experience. I did meet her at a conference where Wayne Dyer was sponsoring her as a speaker. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat For starters, I can walk down the street without fear that my neighbors could chop me to pieces.


Quotes from Left to Tell: Archived from the original on But the events are not really what leaves the impression. Oct 25, Brooke rated it it was iibagiza Shelves: Eight women hiding in a bathroom three feet by four feet, with a toilet taking up some of the room, and the minister throws klibagiza a mattress for them?

View all 17 comments. Ilibagiza’s remarkable path to forgiving the perpetrators and releasing her anger is a beacon to others who have suffered injustice.

Anyone with any interest in the power of human mind to overcome the absolute worst life can throw at you needs to read this book. I am ashamed at my own ilibaggiza and complaining about nothing. Although I didn’t think I would give this book this many stars at 3.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

I think of W. Teri’s pick for January She writes simply and straightforwardly, giving the ilibagjza that she is telling events just as they happened, in all their bone-chilling details. Sep 04, Paul rated it it was amazing. Mar 28, Karen rated it it was amazing.

Were they any less religious as Immaculee?

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