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The Resource Surviving the slaughter : the ordeal of a Rwandan refugee in Zaire, Marie Béatrice Umutesi ; foreword by Catharine Newbury ; translated by Julia Emerson

Surviving the slaughter : the ordeal of a Rwandan refugee in Zaire, Marie Béatrice Umutesi ; foreword by Catharine Newbury ; translated by Julia Emerson

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Surviving the slaughter : the ordeal of a Rwandan refugee in Zaire
Title
Surviving the slaughter
Title remainder
the ordeal of a Rwandan refugee in Zaire
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Marie Béatrice Umutesi ; foreword by Catharine Newbury ; translated by Julia Emerson
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  • eng
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  • eng
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Summary
The world's cameras were there in 1994 when the majority Hutu slaughtered the minority Tutsi by the thousands in Rwanda. However, when the Hutu ran for their lives in turn when the Tutsi minority retaliated by taking political control of Rwanda, the world did not seem to care. Umutesi, a sociologist, was forced to flee on foot to Zaire along with hundreds of thousands of Hutu. She witnessed the intimidation, cruelty, and slaughter of the Hutu by their enemies and unaligned opportunists, moving from death camp to death camp. Eventually, passing as Congolese rather than Rwandan, Umutesi managed to flee to Belgium. Once there she was able to speak her own language, but still wondered if she was truly at the end of the nightmare. Umutesi's account gives the brutal reality of her daily situation amongst those whose lives, like her own, depended on their Hutu or Tutsi features. This volume includes maps and chronologies of Umutesi's life and the events in Rwanda. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
autobiography
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268282
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Umutesi, Marie Béatrice
Dewey number
305.90691409675109049
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Newbury, Catharine
  • Emerson, Julia
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True
Series statement
Women in Africa and the diaspora
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  • Umutesi, Marie Béatrice
  • Genocide
  • Refugees
  • Rwandans
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
Target audience
adult
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the ordeal of a Rwandan refugee in Zaire
Label
Surviving the slaughter : the ordeal of a Rwandan refugee in Zaire, Marie Béatrice Umutesi ; foreword by Catharine Newbury ; translated by Julia Emerson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0418/2004012634.html
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Note
"Originally published in France as Fuir ou mourir au Zaïre"--T.p. verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
I discover my ethnic identity -- Increasing violence -- Descent into Hell -- Survival in the camps at Kivu -- A difficult choice -- Pursued westward -- Hunted by the rebels and the RPF -- The death camp at Tingi-Tingi -- Hunger on the road -- My life for ten dollars -- The end of the ordeal
Control code
490910
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 258 pages
Isbn
9780299204945
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780299204907
  • (Sirsi) ADO-9693
Label
Surviving the slaughter : the ordeal of a Rwandan refugee in Zaire, Marie Béatrice Umutesi ; foreword by Catharine Newbury ; translated by Julia Emerson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0418/2004012634.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in France as Fuir ou mourir au Zaïre"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I discover my ethnic identity -- Increasing violence -- Descent into Hell -- Survival in the camps at Kivu -- A difficult choice -- Pursued westward -- Hunted by the rebels and the RPF -- The death camp at Tingi-Tingi -- Hunger on the road -- My life for ten dollars -- The end of the ordeal
Control code
490910
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 258 pages
Isbn
9780299204945
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780299204907
  • (Sirsi) ADO-9693

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