The riveting life story of Paul Rusesabagina—the man whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda As his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina—the "Oskar Schindler of Africa"—refused to bow to the madness that... read more
The conflict in this novel is the Rwandan Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide was two different groups in Rwanda fighting against each other. It was Hutu's vs. Tutsi's (farmers vs. the 'rich'). In this horrific novel it states that this genocide lasted about 100 days and about 800,000 Rwandans... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The conflict in this novel is the Rwandan Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide was two different groups in Rwanda fighting against each other. It was Hutu's vs. Tutsi's (farmers vs. the 'rich'). In this horrific novel it states that this genocide lasted about 100 days and about 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered on the streets of this country. This conflict destroyed and shaped the country of Rwanda.
“I looked into the abyss during the genocide, and the abyss looked back and we were able to reach a compromise that was actually no compromise at all. ... Tools of death became reappropriated. They were now tools of life.”Paul Rusesabagina
“If a man can keep a fierce lion under his roof, why can he not shelter a fellow human being?”Paul Rusesabagina
Words are the most effective weapons of death in man’s arsenal. But they can also be powerful tools of life.Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
Facts are almost irrelevant to most people. We make decisions based on emotion and then justify them later with whatever facts we can scrounge up in our defense.Highlighted by 20 Kindle customers
Words can be instruments of evil, but they can also be powerful tools of life.Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
Rwandans are expected to offer shelter to the distressed, no matter what the circumstances. I took this lesson as gospel,Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
It is so much easier to die anonymously; it is so much harder to kill someone after you have talked as one human being to another.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
I learned that it is very difficult to fight someone with whom you are already talking.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
If you stay friendly with monsters you can find cracks in their armor to exploit. Shut them out and they can kill you without a second thought.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
It was where I first understood that in order to make progress as a man you had to take a journey.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
In Rwanda, political power has always been linked with control of history.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
Between April 6, when the plane of President Juvenal Habyarimana was shot down with a missile, and July 4, when the Tutsi rebel army captured the capital of Kigali, approximately eight hundred thousand Rwandans were slaughtered.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
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