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Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda

Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda
Author: Rosamond Halsey Carr - Ann Howard Halsey
ISBN 13: 9780452282025
ISBN 10: 452282020
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $18.00

Whether chugging up the Congo on a paddle-wheel steamboat, rubbing elbows with pygmy chiefs (or wealthy colonial neighbors), being pursued through the dark by a stalking leopard, or visiting friend Dian Fossey and her mountain gorillas at Karioske, Carr found herself living a life of cinematic proportions. In the process, she witnessed a half century of the politics of a deeply troubled country and saw firsthand the decline and fall of colonialism, the wars for independence, and the relentless clashes between the Hutus and Tutsis. And finally, having been caught in the crossfire of 1994's horrific genocide, Carr provides an unparalleled personal account that underscores her continued devotion to the country by her decision to turn her plantation into a shelter for Rwanda's lost and orphaned children.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Reading Land of a Thousand Hills is like sitting down for a long chat with a good friend who's been away-it's satisfying conversation well worth waiting for.