Rwandan to launch book on post-Genocide recovery

A new book on the country’s recovery from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, especially in her economic transformation, is set to be launched next month.

A new book on the country’s recovery from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, especially in her economic transformation, is set to be launched next month.

The book titled, ‘This is Your Time, Rwanda…Genocide is over, we have overcome,’ was authored by Justine Mbabazi, an international lawyer.

The publication was inspired by involvement of all Rwandans in economic development, especially women, the author said.

“Today, Rwanda leads the world in women representation in decision-making organs and empowerment, with women constituting more than half (about 56 percent) of its parliament,” Mbabazi said.

“We were rated one of the best nations to be born a girl and our children are being groomed to become technological leaders, especially through the One Laptop per Child Programme.”

She said that her book mainly hinges on the fact that Rwanda should no longer be defined by Genocide against the Tutsi, adding “we are so far beyond those dark days.”

In her book, Mbabazi talks about success stories of a courageous people that have successfully rebuilt the country into one of the truly rising nations.

According to the author, the tireless efforts by Rwandans, their commitment to the nation and the empowerment of the youth in socio-economic programmes has made Rwanda “akin to paradise in a very short period”.

Dr Devkumar R. Sainani, chairman of the Sanina Group of Companies in Canada, who has read the book, commended the author for having focused on the future of the country.

“The book is an incredibly emotional journey of the birth, death and rebirth of a nation and of a people...she focuses on the hope of a nation to be able to put the past behind it, and to embrace a future full of promise, and achieve a better life,” he said.

The official launch due on February 26 in Kigali.

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