Africa, Books, People

Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live

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This is a heartbreaking yet overcoming and empowering book entitled Frida; about a woman, Frida Gashumba (Umuhoza) ; who found herself in the midst of one of the the World’s most heinous crimes ever taken out on humanity, by humanity itself – the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The death toll was estimated at 800,ooo by the UN, this occurring over 100 days. This is a personal story that opens up the readers’ eyes to the real life pain that continues in innocent victims’ lives to this day; and how forgiveness and love can heal the soul. We do need to forgive, yet we do not need to forget.

Frida (a Tutsi) watched as her family were massacred by Hutus with machetes. She was also bludgeoned, thrown into a mass grave and buried. Miraculously, she came out alive…read the rest, you won’t regret it.

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