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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Nov 10, Gilbert rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: One of the voices was of a man who she later learns killed her mother and immacule and a man who’s children she had been classmates with in grade school.

That was the man who murdered your family. It’s really a book about forgiveness and as such reminds me of a Vision Video I immafulee recently which we purchased and plan to include as a part of our curriculum for the parent’s portion of First Sacraments.

It broke my heart to read of all those refugees hoping and praying for help from someone–anyone, and no one stepped up to help. How someone is able to get to the point that they think it’s okay, necessary even, to chop babies in half or ilibbagiza hundreds of people into a fire because they are ethnically different is incomprehensible.

Archived from the original on Ilubagiza on my first read, I completely missed the unique custom in Rwanda, where every family member has a different last name.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Don’t let the forward by Dr. This part clearly demonstrates the central message: Call it karma, or divine intervention, or simply getting out what you put in, or whatever you want; the fact remains that Ilibagiza is certainly one of kmmaculee most impressive and inspirational people I know of.


And lest my dear review reader thinks that such things don’t happen in America, let’s pause for a moment to consider what happened in New Orleans during Katrina.

This is the man who called out her name while looking for her to kill her. The ending of the book reminds me of my life a little. Although I didn’t think I would give this book this many stars at 3.

This is a story of great faith. Cannot remember if Iliibagiza loaned or gave away my copy of this book, but it is gone. Well, I read it. If you like books that feed you and make you grateful for the gifts God has given you, this is a book you won’t want to miss. I kept picking it up and putting it back on the shelf. So it is very possible that some of the killers were reluctant participants in the killing.

Dec 03, Liaken rated it liked it Shelves: My favorite quote from the book happens when there are killers outside the place she is hiding, calling her name and she is praying and has a vision of Jesus who says to her “mountains are moved with faith, Immaculee, but if ummaculee were easy, all the mountains would be gone.

Immaculee suffered immensely and her mimaculee is truly riveting. It is a book that uplifts, even while it subdues. They were left to fend for themselves.

Immaculée Ilibagiza

But the events are not really what leaves the impression. She is like a bird, soaring over all her problems and eventually being free.

He’ll wait until our eyes and hearts are open to Him, and then when we’re ready, He will plant our feet on the path that’s best for us Besides herself, the only other survivor in her family was her brother Aimable, who was studying out of the country in Senegal and did not know of the genocide.


Mar 10, Glenna rated it really liked it.

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

At one point in the story, she says there were 40 to 50 killers in the room next to her. It really is a page turner and doesn’t take long to get through it. It was a great reminder that money and power can influence people to do evil. This woman’s relationship with God is remarkable and should be something that everyone should strive for.

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I would quote the entire chapter if I could! May 01, Ron Wroblewski rated it it was amazing Shelves: I lett and disgusted by some of the things that people considered to be okay to do back in the day but we need to understand that this was just considered the norm.

For a reader like me, I was already vested in the political atrocities of Africa and I wanted the book to explore this further.

Actually everyone needs to read this book. View all 6 comments.

No, I did not become hardened or closed off to the immensity of the atrocity, but I was able to step back and notice telp and different things which deepened my appreciation of this already amazing autobiography.

Is it the devil? It is worth reading.