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Land of a Thousand Hills : My Life in Rwanda

Land of a Thousand Hills : My Life in Rwanda - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0452282025

Cover of Land of a Thousand Hills : My Life in Rwanda 99 (ISBN 978-0452282025)
ISBN13: 978-0452282025
ISBN10: 0452282020

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Plume Books
Published: 1999
International: No

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Land of a Thousand Hills : My Life in Rwanda - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0452282025

Carr

ISBN13: 978-0452282025
ISBN10: 0452282020

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Plume Books
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in neighboring Rwanda, as the manager of a flower plantation.Land of a Thousand Hills is Carr's thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda--a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children-work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.

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