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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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Most distressing to me though, was how much about this event I didn’t know. This is a story of great faith.

Guilt and anger are forces destroying our cultures, our churches, and ourselves most of the time, if we don’t know any better. These people are just like you and me: The narrative’s glut of horrific violence made me sick at heart, but Ilibagiza’s faith and personal strength pulled me through.

Call it karma, or iliibagiza intervention, or simply getting out what you put in, or whatever you want; the fact remains that Ilibagiza is certainly one of the most impressive and inspirational people I know of.

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

Surely there are a host of Rwandan martyrs looking down on us from heaven. And maybe throw in some birth control while you are at it” mode. Mar 22, Juliana rated it it was amazing. Well, I read it.

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I thought of God on every page. It is very difficult to get through, with details of the violence and horror that were a part of this genocide.


We don’t want to go there, not now. 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.

I can feel Immaculee’s voice underneath it–her efforts to put this story into words. I just don’t want people to think. Entering this book, I was expecting personal account of the Rwandan holocaust, despite the foreword stating otherwise. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

View all 17 comments. This book broke my heart over and over all the while strengthening my spirit. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Imaculee I think it will help people.

I would quote the entire chapter if I could! Apr 28, Hafsah M rated it really liked it.

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. The predominate religion in the country was Christianity see iliabgizathey spoke the same language and they had similar skin color. Yes, before our lives are over we may all be given a little taste of what the prophets faced often in their lives. Incredible account of how this woman was sustained and ilibagizx through prayer during the atrocities of ethnic cleansing and civil war while hiding in a crowded small bathroom with very little to eat.

However, this is neither the most appropriate time nor place for that debate. I can feel her desperation and horror, her peace and faith. I would take a star away because some parts of the book were bland or dry to read. Slowly, people can be influenced to believe things that are not true or act inhumanly based on subtle propaganda. It really is a page turner and doesn’t take long to get through it.


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Immaculee’s faith has been tested throughout the whole book but it isn’t until the end where it is truly tested. I would always turn immediately to the Source of all true power: I didn’t want to put it down. How could she possibly have known how many there were? I believe that this is a book that everyone needs to read at some point in his life. One story from the book that I think illustrates the predicament of the Hutus is one family that rescued and hid a Tutsi woman who had been left for dead.

It is about so much more than death, violence, and hatred; it is about the triumph of love and forgiveness. If you like to read books that entertain and put your brain on cruise control, this isn’t the book for you. This is definitely the most powerful book that I have ever read. Ilibagiza is remarkably brave, and you need to hear her story.

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