Yolande Mukagasana’s Not My Time to Die is August’s read at the One Read App available on Google Play Store.
One Read is a mobile application, brought to you by Nigeria’s Sterling Bank and Ouida Books, is aimed at promoting writers, publishers and other players in the African book industry to create a community of readers. Readers are given access to some of the most stunning work today starting with Travellers by Helon Habila in June and We, The Scarred by Mukoma Wa Ngugi in July.
The featured book for August 2020 is Not My Time to Die, the true story of Yolande Mukagasana, whose courage and tenacity helped her survive the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. This gripping memoir describes the betrayal of friends and help that comes from surprising places. Searing and courageous, Yolande never loses hope that she will find her children alive.
Yolande Mukagasana is a renowned Rwandan writer, public figure, and campaigner for the remembrance of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. She has authored four books about genocide and its aftermath, performed her testimony in the iconic Rwanda 94 touring theatre production and has received numerous international prizes for her work, including the Alexander Langer Foundation Prize for Testimony and Solidarity, the American Jewish Committee Moral Courage Award and an Honourable Mention for the UNESCO Education for Peace Prize. Her first book, La Mort Ne Veut Pas de Moi, has been translated into Italian, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, and now English.
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