Analysis Of The Book ' The Left Of Tell ' By Immaculee Ilibagiza Essay

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“Left to Tell” by Immaculée Ilibagiza is a book that narrates the genocide that occurred in Rwanda in 1994, where millions of Tutsis were killed by Hutus. Tutsis is a minority group that formed the population of Rwanda, Africa. These people were dominated by Hutus, the largest group of people from Rwanda, who murdered more than one million people in roughly 100 during the genocide in Rwanda. In this book, we learn the story of Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Tutsi, who endured pain and had to stay in hiding to survive. During this painful time in her life, Immaculée Ilibagiza reminisces about her hardships, and how she overcame the feeling of hatred towards the killer, with her faith in God.
Immaculée Ilibagiza grew up in “paradise” as she describes, in the tiny country of Rwanda, located in Central Africa. She was brought up with in a middle-class home which consisted of her three siblings, all male, and both her parents. In their household, education and religion where two values of great importance. Ilibagiza’s parents were both educators, and brought up their children a strong catholic faith, and belief in the power of God, and compassion for others. During her childhood, she never experienced racism because of her ethnic group, she always felt safe, and as though she was like the others. However, she learned the division between the two groups while at school, when she was asked if she was a Tutsi or a Hutus, and she did not know how to respond.
Immaculée explained how her…
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