RE: “From victim to victor: The healing power of forgiveness in Rwanda” (The New Times, September 23).
Ange Kagame’s story, and that of some of us, has a lot to tell about the spirit of resilience and the uniqueness of our situation that has been instilled in us by those who fought for justice and stopped the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The story actually relates to a generation that’s concerned and was affected—a generation that had lost dignity and identity due to crimes it never participated in, and a generation that had lost a home and was perceived and is still perceived as otherwise for those who might be new to this story.
For the likes of the First Daughter and others coming out to instill and emphasize hope and continuous forgiveness, it’s a reflection of a generation that’s ready for the challenge of taking Rwanda to another level and appreciating what our elders have accomplished.
Maybe Ange Kagame’s story is reminding the youthful generation that the challenge ahead is ours and forgiveness is the key if we are to move ahead as a country and contribute massively to the development of a nation we desire to have.
I wish to thank the First Daughter for sharing our collective story and for instilling hope in a new Rwanda, the Rwanda we want and deserve.