Immaculée Ilibagiza, the author of Left to Tell, Led by Faith, Our Lady of Kibeho, and The Boy Who Met Jesus (with Steve Erwin), was born in Rwanda and studied electronic and mechanical engineering at the National University. She lost most of her family during the 1994 genocide. Four years later, she emigrated to the United States and soon began working at the United Nations in New York City. She is now a full-time public speaker and writer. In 2007 she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which helps support Rwandan orphans, and was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace.
Conversation with Nancy Levin
Join Hay House Events Director Nancy Levin as she speaks to a truly inspiring individual for one of the most remarkable interviews you will ever hear.
Immaculée Ilibagiza's idyllic word was ripped apart in 1994, when Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide that ultimately claimed the lives of more than a million people. Immaculée found herself immediately going from a college student with "a beautiful life" to an individual who did whatever she had to do to survive. For 91 days, she and seven other women hid in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor's home while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. Yet even in these most dire of circumstances, Immaculée was able to discover the power of prayer, and forged a profound and lasting relationship with God. Thanks to this, she was ultimately able to seek out and forgive her family's killers.
But that's only the beginning of Immaculée's story—you will also learn about the amazing road that led her to becoming a New York Times best-selling author and speaker who presents to groups all over the world. Her incredible journey will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss. As Immaculée says, sharing her story lets others know that there is always hope, no matter what is happening in the world.