“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou
After being stranded by the roadside, an incredible chance encounter by a stranger started Jean on the path to tell his story and commit it to pen and paper. What initially started as a way to document his memories turned into a book filled with an incredibly powerful story of childhood innocence lost , survival, courage, and forgiveness. The Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi was one of the most horrific events of modern history.
There is nothing more powerful and riveting than listening to someone who survived this horror speak to you.
His book, ANGELS ON MY PATH (available on Amazon) is a must read. An excerpt from the book:
“What do you do when you’re twelve years old and your neighbors turn into your worst enemies? It was happening in 1994 throughout the tiny country of Rwanda, where Hutu extremists shot, chopped, clubbed and speared 1.1 million Tutsis, their fellow Rwandans, in just three months. It was the most efficient large-scale slaughter in history. This story carries you off to East-Central Africa and into a delightful childhood interrupted by circumstances that force young Kaka to leave home with a cousin his age, a nine-year-old sister and a six-year-old brother.”