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April carries a painful resonance for Rwandan diaspora



Those fleeing the aftermath of genocide often lack opportunities to share their stories,” Senior Fellow Noam Schimmel introduces his latest opinion piece for the Montreal Gazette.

April has a painful and powerful resonance for those who came to Montreal and Canada” fleeing the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Noam shares about their traumatizing experience. Thankfully, Canada is quite open and receptive towards refugees and immigrants.

For readers interested in learning more about the experiences of Rwanda’s genocide survivors, Noam recommends a set of books including for example “Genocide: My Stolen Rwanda” by Reverien Rurangwa or “Demain ma Vie: Enfants chefs de famille dans le Rwanda d’après” by Berthe Kayitesi.