Left to Tell

Left to Tell Study Guide

Left to Tell is Immaculée Ilibagiza's memoir about her ordeal surviving the Rwandan Genocide. The book was published in 2006, 12 years after the 1994 genocide that claimed one million lives in 100 days. Immaculée recounts her life leading up to the genocide, her experience hiding in a bathroom and discovering God for three months, living in a refugee camp and her eventual recovery from the ordeal, and her discovery that she wanted to spend her life spreading God's word of forgiveness. The memoir was a New York Times Bestseller, and Immaculée went on to write a sequel, Led by Faith. She also wrote The Rosary, in which she researched the history and purpose of the prayer that saved her during the genocide.