Joseph Sebarenzi, author of God Sleeps in Rwanda, is speaking at Howes House in West Tisbury on Saturday, August 6, at 5 p.m.

Mr. Sebarenzi’s book is a memoir of his life in Rwanda, including his service as President of the Rwandan Parliament, before and during the period of genocide experienced in Rwanda. Mr. Sebarenzi’s parents, three brothers, two sisters, and all their families were killed during this period.

Much of the book also deals with his long journey in exile, a time that gradually saw his bitterness and hatred move from a mindset of revenge to one of forgiveness. This journey reveals his development as a teacher, writer and activist.

Currently, Dr. Sebarenzi is a professor at the School for International Training. He also works for the U.S. Department of Justice to help bring about change in his native country.

The talk is entitled Forgiveness of the Unforgivable. The event is free.

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