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Not My Time to Die

by Yolande Mukagasana

Yolande Mukagasana is a Rwandan nurse and mother of three children who likes wearing jeans and designer glasses. She runs her own clinic in Nyamirambo and is planning a party for her wedding anniversary. But when genocide starts everything changes. Targeted because she’s a successful woman and a Tutsi, she flees for her life. 

This gripping memoir describes the betrayal of friends and help that comes from surprising places.  Quick-witted and courageous, Yolande never loses hope she will find her children alive.

ISBN 9789997772565 | 210 pages | 198 x 129mm | 2019 | Huza Press, Rwanda | Paperback

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"This book was one of the first literary testimonies that I read in French about Rwanda. I found it profoundly moving — both realistic and introspective. Thanks to this beautiful translation, it is at long last available to the English-speaking public."

Véronique Tadjo

"Reading Yolande Mukagasana’s book in French at the age of fifteen changed my life. I realized that genocide is not a mass crime but a single murder repeated hundreds of thousands of times. With this testimony the genocide is no longer just a historical event, it is instead the story of a woman, a mother, a Tutsi. And this is what makes Yolande’s account universal."

Gaël Faye

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