The killing of President Habyarimana gave Hutu extremists the reason they needed to exterminate the Tutsi population. On April 11, he asked Sabena to allow him to house and help the people who had already taken refuge on the hotel property.
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They agreed and during the next few days hundreds of people arrive at the hotel. Eventually 1, people sought shelter there.
Rusesabagina negotiated with local and national officials to protect the people on the hotel grounds. An Ordinary Man draws parallels between what happened in Rwanda with other genocides throughout history and asks the question: What causes an entire nation to go insane? It also offers an inside look at the problem of genocide and the responsibilities of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events.
It concludes with an exploration of the tremendous power of words to sow hatred, but also to bring life and hope. He grew up on a farm in the town of Murama about 50 miles south of the capital. In , Rusesabagina became assistant general manager of the Belgian-owned Mille Collines. Always use this option. Buy Now. Quantity: 3 available. This listing is restricted to authenticated members only.
An Ordinary Man: The True Story Behind Hotel Rwanda
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