Thursday, March 01, 2007

Rwandan stories

The events of 1994 and immediately afterwards have produced many tragic stories, but also some remarkable stories of heroism, endurance and survival. We have heard a few of these from friends and others. Sometimes it is hard to believe that people who are living quite normal and ordinary lives now have endured such hardship and lived through such traumatic events.
Nevertheless, this is the background to life in Rwanda : people are still living with the consequences of the genocide. This affects hearts and minds, the way people think and feel about life, but it also affects the shape of people’s lives, how they live day by day. It’s important to be regularly reminded of this.


Anonymous said...

I've read your posts and I really like them. I don't know you but you seem to be an interesting person living an interesting life. You show another side of Rwanda that no one has shown before and by reading your posts I feel like I love the place too. I think I'll put your blog on watch so I can't wait to read more from your blog.
Have a nice day!!

Ian said...

Well, thank you - Rwanda IS an interesting place, although since public life stops at 7pm, having an internet connection is very important.