Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How a Rwandan genocide survivor made peace with the man who almost killed her

The Walrus had an excellent, moving piece about a violated Tutsi eventually meeting the Hutu that cut her. Though relatively short, it is quite powerful and, I found, very useful to understand (the banality of) evil.
One interesting excerpt among many:
"That’s why, when the soldier gave me the order to kill, I did it. I wanted to do it, because I wanted to have cows. I thought I would never in my life have a cow."


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