[Assam] Left to tell - meet the author - 3, 000/day for 300 days = 1 mil.

umesh sharma jaipurschool at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 22 13:54:24 PST 2006

Some might like to read the book " Left to tell, discovering God amidst Rwanadan holocaust" by  Ilibagiza, Immaculee
  I was face to face with the tall, slim author at a Hindu temple www.ssvt.org where she was to give a talk on her experiences at a function organized by www.ekal.org which run tribal schools in India. I later read her book last Sunday - in a Borders book store ($24 is too much for to spend on a book now) --how her father's trust on his Hutu friends and colleagues --Tutsis are taller and slimmer with sharper features. He was the head of Catholic schools of the region and his own school teachers took out roll calls in classes - calling out for Hutus and Tutsis . His entire family suffered. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwandan_genocide  Race cards were poularised there by belgians before they left ---reminds me of Hindu muslim divide by Brits before they left.
  Also Reminds me of the time I went to Punjab in late 80s by bus and my father advised that if terrorists attack the bus and single out Hindus (without turbans) --just run for it -and don't just stand there begging. Many Hindus had been killed like that . Ofcourse , a brave Sikh police chief Gill brought it under control later.

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