Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda: Drawings by Child Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994

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9780377003309: Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda: Drawings by Child Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994

Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda

This book presents art and drawings of Rwandan children who survived the genocide that occured in that country in 1994. The graphic tale told through their art is printed in full color.

Written by Richard A. Salem, an expert in conflict management and an experienced counselor in matters of conflict, in response to his own experiences in Rwanda following the genocide.

A foreword to the book has been written by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has also visited the country and witnessed first hand the trauma created by this genocide.

Rwandan Ambassador Richard Sezibera, MD, has written the concluding chapter in which he presents the findings of a special "Children's Parliament" in which the child survivors express their own hopes and aspirations for a new Rwanda.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be used in trauma treatment projects in Rwanda.

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About the Author:

Richard A. Salem, is a journalist,lecturer and global traveller. Having been intimately involved in the resolution of many conflict situations, Salem was sent to Rwanda in 1997 by the U.S. State Department as a trainer in community conflict. While there he saw drawings of the 1994 genocide.

"When I first looked at the drawings, I saw how dramatically the children remembered the trauma...the visions of life-threatening events that they still see everyday and that keep them awake every night. It was important that the story be told through their eyes to make people aware of the problems that they face in Rwanda."

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"A truly inspiratiional book... This book is disturbing, It is also a sign of hope." -- Ambassador Andrew Young

Art is a powerful tool to help children communicate...a haunting collection of drawings...Witness is short but compelling reading. -- Conflict Resolution Notes, Vol. 18, No. 1, July 2000

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