Immaculée Ilibagiza (born ) is a Rwandan American author and motivational speaker. Her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan. Left to Tell has ratings and reviews. Stephen said: Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. Immaculee Ilibagiza shares the power of faith in God through her experience of the Rwandan genocide. She attests that forgiveness is possible.

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I was inspired by Immaculee’s ability to visualize w Eye-opening. For starters, I can walk down the street without fear that my neighbors could chop me to pieces. Suffice it kmmaculee say that it feels like Ilibagiza is just short-changing herself – her persistence, resilience, and benevolence.

Sep 04, Paul rated it it was amazing.

Reading it has inspired me to improve my own relationship with God and to learn to trust in Him more. Here is a thought from Elder Holland fireside address, “Lessons from Liberty Jail”, September that I thought went along well with the overall message of the book From that night onward, my tears began to dry and my pain eased.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

This is the man who called out her name while looking for her to kill her. Ilibagiza tells the story of what happened to her during the Rwandan Holocaust. All I know, is that my faith, which most days is weak to non-existent, would certainly be gone after enduring what Immaculee endured. One of the voices was of a man who she later learns killed her mother and brother and a man who’s children she had been classmates with in grade school.

One brother survived by being out of the country.

Imagine being in a closet sized bathroom with 7 strangers for 91 days. Want to Read saving…. I would recommend Left To Tell because it takes you through a journey of faith, immaculer, leadership and of never giving up. For He rescues you from every trap and protects you from the fatal plague.


It’s sadly ironic that some people see proof that there is no God when they consider the evil manifest in the Rwandan holocaust. Or is it driven by pure hatred? The majority of the killing was done with macheties and in many cases the killers and victims knew each other, were neighbors, had grown-up together and gone to school together.

I had a feeling when my aunt bought me this book to read that it would change my life forever I can feel her desperation and horror, her peace and faith. I know I needed a shot in the arm to remind me of the bounteous blessings I have living in this country.

Immaculée Ilibagiza

I am so very blessed. But heavily on top of her voice is the “with Steve Erwin. Guilt and anger are forces destroying our cultures, our churches, and ourselves most of the time, if we don’t know any better.

The simple truth would have had a deeper impact. This book makes racism and blind hatred seem really stupid. I’m so glad I finally made the time to read it.

How could she possibly have known how many there were? She t I’m not giving this five stars because I think it is a great piece of literature or that it in any ways matches up with the great books of the world.

For a reader like me, I was already vested in the political atrocities of Africa and I wanted the book to explore this further. Auden’s poem, “Musee des Beaux Arts,” and I am ashamed. Although her faith in God is beyond measure, there are a few points that come to my mind that I disagree with. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. Through this horror, she became closer to God.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza

It’s too much to lrft that people could kill their neighbors that they’ve loved. If you like books that feed you and make you grateful for the gifts God has given you, this is a book you won’t want to miss.


At the end of the day, this book reminds me of how blessed and lucky I am to be living the life I am living in a free country. The atrocities that were committed are mind-boggling and left me feeling bitter and angry at the perpetrators and our own government for doing nothing.

More than just a chronicling of atrocities, Imaculee Ilibagiza’s tale is also a testament to inner fortitude, faith, and the power to forgive.

Saying that prayer and “positive immaculre are the same, which the book literally does, collides thoroughly with the desperate, meditative, almost trance-like prayer that Immaculee holds on to through her hiding and even after. Jun 21, Audrey rated it really liked it Shelves: Cannot remember if I loaned or gave away my copy of this book, but it is gone. Plain an simple – She told the story the only way she could.

Immaculee Ilibagiza lived this horror during the Rwandan Genocide in Yes, the book tells of gross details and it isn’t some theme you could sip a latte over. Again, I was surprised. Her story is honest, touching, immaculef life-affirming; and readers can certainly learn something about love, equality, life, and passion from it, regardless of religion or race.

Immaculee manages to survive by being secretly stashed in a tiny bathroom for 3 months with several other women. Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark any more, nor fear the dangers of the day; nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning. The pain and trauma hit a bit too close to home for immacjlee.