Not My Time To Die - Yolande Mukagasana

Bruno Gouteux - 4/04/2019
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Huza Press
Personal testimony of the Rwandan Genocide

English translation of Yolande Mukagasana’s personal testimony of the Rwandan Genocide, Not My Time To Die is published by Huza Press.

Mukagasana’s book was originally released in 1997 as La mort ne veut pas de moi, making it one of the first civilian testimonies of the Rwandan Genocide.

« Acclaimed by both Gaël Faye and Véronique Tadjo, the book is crucial to individuating a collective crime and understanding the climate in which such a horror could occur.
In the nineteen-nineties, Mukagasana is a successful nurse and mother of three, but while planning a party for her wedding anniversary a rupture in the tense political climate makes her a target.
Marked as a Tutsi woman she is forced to flee for her life. Not My Time To Die charts her journey of guilt, familial betrayal and hope.

Huza Press are officially launching Not My Time To Die on Friday, 5 April 2019, as part of #Kwibuka25 [1].

The annual Kwibuka event commemorates the 1994 genocide.

Bruno Gouteux est journaliste et éditeur —Izuba éditions, Izuba information, La Nuit rwandaise, L’Agence d’Information (AI), Guerre Moderne, Globales…—, consultant —Inter-Culturel Ltd— et dirige une société de création de sites Internet et de contenus —Suwedi Ltd.

Il est engagé dans plusieurs projets associatifs en France et au Rwanda : Appui Rwanda, Distrilibre, Initiatives et Solutions interculturelles (ISI), le groupe Permaculture Rwanda, Mediarezo


[1kwibuka is the Kinyarwanda word for ‘remember

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