A Long Way From Paradise

Chishugi Leah

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Virago Press
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2010
Edition: First Edition

Description: 286 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. Leah Escaped Only After Being Left For Dead Under A Pile Of Corpses. She Fled With Her Son And Ended Up In South Africa Where She Was Miraculously Reunited With Her Husband.

Publishers Description: An inspirational and moving memoir from a woman who survived the Rwandan genocide and uses her experiences to become an agent of changeLeah Chishugi grew up in eastern Congo but moved at the age of 17a to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to work as a model. She married and had a son. When in 1994 she was caught up in the horrific conflict,a she escaped only after being left for dead under a pile of corpses. She fled with her son to Uganda, then South Africa, where she was miraculously reunited with her husband whom she believed dead. Leah finally settled in the UK where she was granted asylum and became a nurse. After her mother died, Leah decided to set up a charity to help the women and children of eastern Congovictims of continuing war atrocities.a This isa a deeply courageous narrative of one woman's survival of personal trauma and finding a greater purpose in life through devotion to the service of others.

ISBN: 9781844086573

(137506)

286 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. Leah Escaped Only After Being Left For Dead Under A Pile Of Corpses. She Fled With Her Son And Ended Up In South Africa Where She Was Miraculously Reunited With Her Husband.

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