Le National Winebar, Route de Sion 1, 3960 Sierre
GPS: 46.2915865, 7.5280689
Anyone interested to join, please contact Sonja and she will send you the details on the day.
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Please feel free to share with anyone interested in a monthly book discussion in English.
Books can be read in any language but the group discussion will be in English.
We hope that you can join us!
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Sonja at email@example.com or Mobile: 078 900 86 91
We will be discussing the following books on the following dates:
BOOK TITLE AUTHOR To be discussed
(the True Story Behind Hotel Rwanda)
Here is the blurb for the next book we will be discussing:
Ordinary Man – (The True Story Behind Hotel Rwanda)
As his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina – the ‘Oskar Schindler of Africa’ – 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 thousand 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. Rusesabagina tells for the first time the full story of his life – growing up as the son of a rural farmer, the child of a mixed marriage, his extraordinary career path which led him to become the first Rwandan manager of the Belgian-owned Hotel Milles Collines – all of which contributed to his heroic actions in the face of such horror. He will also bring the reader inside the hotel for those one hundred terrible days depicted in the film, relating the anguish of those who watched as their loved ones were hacked to pieces and the betrayal that he felt as a result of the UN’s refusal to help at this time of crisis.
Including never-before-reported details of the Rwandan genocide, An Ordinary Man is sure to become a classic of tolerance literature, joining such books as Thomas Keneally’s Schindler’s List, Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, and Elie Wiesel’s Night. Paul Rusesabagina’s autobiography is the story of one man who did not let fear get the better of him—a man who found within himself a vast reserve of courage and bravery, and showed the world how one ‘ordinary man’ can become a hero.