Almost a year ago now Maryam, a human rights and democracy specialist and blogger at My Marrakesh travelled to Rwanda.  In a series of searching and poignant blog posts, she told the stories of the people she encountered and the things she learned.  This is an amazing set of posts that is colourful and easy to read; not an objective newspaper article or staid historical text but the experiences of one woman reaching out to others.

My Marrakesh
Click on the thumbnail to visit the first of the Rwanda posts

You can navigate the posts by clicking the links above the post title to go to the next one.  If you only read one or two of them, read these two:
Ethnic cleansing Rwanda-style: a story of genocide, while the world looked on
Rwanda's genocide: and Vestine's story

About Mandy Southgate

Mandy Southgate is an accountant living and working in London. She is passionate about world events such as genocide and apartheid and has a desire to understand how these events continue to occur in the modern world. With a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, A Passion to Understand reflects her continuing research and reading on these topics.
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  1. It's truly a fascinating set of journals and interesting perspective. Such heartbreak and so much blood.

  2. When my kids go back to school on Monday, I'll come back and read these posts. Because this is not a read/comment/go type blog. Requires a little more time and thought.

  3. @ Lauren: Yes, I agree - maryam did a good job of telling her story.

    @ gaelikaa: Thank you, I'll take that as a compliment! This is why I use Google Reader as I also like to save blog posts until I have some time.


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