AN Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina
An Autobiography

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April 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide--Read more about the conflict and the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda in this remarkable account

Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography. As Rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1,200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception. In An Ordinary Man, he tells the story of his childhood, retraces his accidental path to heroism, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist.
 

 

About Paul Rusesabagina

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Paul Rusesabagina is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Civil Rights Museum’s 2005 Freedom Award.
 
Published April 6, 2006 by Penguin Books. 236 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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An Ordinary Man: The True Story Behind Hotel Rwanda by Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner Bloomsbury £7.99 This is a book about humanity at its very worst and how an ordinary man can affect us with the power of words.

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An Ordinary Man: The True Story Behind 'Hotel Rwanda' by Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner Bloomsbury £16.99, pp264 In November 1993, five months before the slaughter began, several trucks arrived in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, with an unusual load.

May 28 2006 | Read Full Review of AN Ordinary Man: An Autobiogr...

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When people hear that Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Jackson is a missionary outreach from the Province of Rwanda to North America, they are usually quite surprised.

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Following the success of Hotel Rwanda, Paul started the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation to provide education and health care to thousands of homeless Rwandan children who were left parentless in the wake of the genocide.

Jan 13 2011 | Read Full Review of AN Ordinary Man: An Autobiogr...

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