As a teenager, Joseph Sebarenzi fled Rwanda, escaping a campaign of genocide that saw 800,000 Tutsis murdered in just ninety days. Among them were his father, his mother, his seven siblings, and countless other family members.
As a man, he returned to Rwanda after the genocide and was elected speaker of parliament. But following a plot to assassinate him, he was forced to flee the country once again in a daring escape.
In God Sleeps in Rwanda, he recounts his life with elegance and wisdom, showing us how the lessons of Rwanda can prevent future tragedies from happening the world over. It demonstrates how horrific events can occur when the rest of the world stands by and does nothing. And it inspires and educates, as the story of a man who has every reason to be bitter and hateful, but chooses instead to live a life of love, compassion, and forgiveness.