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.

Author: Mulrajas Dougor
Country: Botswana
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 4 February 2006
Pages: 184
PDF File Size: 20.64 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.86 Mb
ISBN: 650-3-72309-124-9
Downloads: 1107
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mezijind

She writes simply and straightforwardly, giving the impression that she is telling events just as they happened, in all their bone-chilling details. Quotes from Left to Tell: How could she even walk? She was able to look him in the eye and say, “I forgive you. She tells her story of survival immediately following the genocide she had lived through.

Husbands were made to watch their wives being gang raped before they were slaughtered.

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

This is a story that everyone should know. Through her journey she discovered God, who got her through the 91 days of being trapped in a tiny bathroom with 6 other women. The pain and trauma hit a bit too close to home for me.

I hate to go there, but I really can’t wrap my mind around all these unspeakable evils without thinking there’s a huge evil force behind it all. Immaculee manages to survive by being secretly stashed in a tiny bathroom for 3 months with several other women.

In she was the June 9 speaker for the Robert E. Her story is despairing and hopeful all at once.


He then died by staying loyal to his sister. He had to participate in these murderous activities to prevent other Hutus from suspecting his family of harboring a Tutsi. But the message of this book isn’t about violence or atrocities or retribution or blame. How could she possibly have known how ilibagjza there were?

Immaculée Ilibagiza

I brought him to you to question We don’t want to go there, not now. To see iliagiza your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’m glad she told the story, but I’m concerned for the unsuspecting soul who picks this up just to get a religious high. Here is a thought from Elder Holland fireside address, “Lessons from Liberty Jail”, September that I thought went along well with the overall message of the book In Rwanda there are two tribes, the Hutus and the minority: Although I didn’t think I would give this book this many stars at 3.

Actually everyone needs to read this book.

There is a theme of forgiveness when Immaculee and the other women leave the bathroom and while there in the bathroom. Instead, He lets us see what we need to see, when we need to see it.

View all 3 comments. We will face things we do not want to face for reasons that may not have been our fault. Once you begin you can’t put it down, in part because you want the suffering to end. Trivia About Left to Tell: Plain an simple – She told the story the only way she could.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

These people are just like you and me: Some of my favorite quotes: She prays for the child’s soul and asks God, “How can I forgive people who would do such a thing to an infant?


From what I have been told it is mildly graphic and horrific as she describes the massacre of her own family and the atrocities of the Rwandan genocides, but also inspiring as she describes the nightmare, how she survived it, and how she forgave and moved forward. Similarly in Nazi Germany, the minority is wrongly viewed and treated. Feb 28, Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Auden’s poem, “Musee des Beaux Arts,” and I am ashamed. Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaustis an autobiographical work detailing how she survived during the Rwandan Genocide.

Immaculee calls on God and hopes he hears her. Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. I did meet her at a conference where Wayne Dyer was sponsoring her as a speaker. By the way, how could she know she weighed 65 pounds, when she lived in very primitive conditions for the next several weeks. I can feel her desperation and horror, her peace and faith.

The pastor and Immaculee show loyalty by keeping their fate trusted in God. Be aware that this book will bring you to tears, but it will also open your eyes in the end.

His faithfulness is like a shield or a city wall. To me this is the job of a really great survivor testimony. And I think it will help people. Jun 30, Kt rated it it was amazing Shelves:

Author: admin