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I'm not leaving.

I'm not leaving.
Carl Wilkens

October 28th, 2018

Literature & Fiction

Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (20 votes)

Released: 2011

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I'm not leaving. by Carl Wilkens


Why did Carl Wilkens decide to remain in Rwanda in 1994, with a genocide swirling around him? How did he and his wife Teresa maintain communication during the one-hundred days of terror when Tutsis were being hounded to death by Hutu militia extremists? How does the only American who chose to stay-in order to protect two Tutsi household workers-look back on that fearful time? Working from tapes made for his family, which chronicle daily events from the sublime to the horrific, Carl reconstructs in fascinating detail both personal and political events triggered by the April 6 plane crash assassination of the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi. He takes us through the poignant good-bye to his family, as they join the mass exodus of expatriates leaving this dangerous situation. He affirms his presence in the neighborhood he has known for four years, by standing barefoot in the middle of the dusty road, waving farewell. – Helen Kweskin,

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Book Details

Author: Carl Wilkens Publisher: n/a Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 165

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