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An Ordinary Man

An Autobiography

by Paul Rusesabagina

An Ordinary Man
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    Apr 2006, 288 pages
    Mar 2007, 224 pages

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The autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina - the 'Oskar Schindler of Africa' - who refused to bow to the madness that surrounded him during the 1994 Rwandan genocide

From the book jacket: As his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina refused to bow to the madness that surrounded him. Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flattery, and deception, he offered shelter to more than twelve hundred members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes. An Ordinary Man explores what the Academy Award-nominated film Hotel Rwanda could not: the inner life of the man who became one of the most prominent public faces of that terrible conflict.

Comment: Rusesabagina relates the full story of his life - growing up as the son of a rural...

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