Author: Andrew J. Dunlop
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-03-20
The Rwandan Genocide has often been portrayed as a plague of insanity, a random, chaotic event that suddenly and inexplicably swept over Rwanda for three months and then ended as mysteriously as it began. But in Through the Valley of the Shadow, Angelique Murekatete, a Rwandan Tutsi, tells a very different, very harrowing tale. At five Angelique must help rescue her father from death at the hands of a violent gang of machete-wielding Hutus who know that the police will do nothing to punish crimes against Tutsis. In school, Angelique and the other Tutsi students endure constant abuse from their Hutu teachers and classmates. As a teenager, defending herself from the advances of an Interahamwe gang marks Angelique for death, forcing her to flee her home and begin an odyssey of survival that spans half a continent.