You Alone May Live: One Women’s Journey Through the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide
By Mary Blewitt (Biteback Publishing, 2011)
Mary Blewitt’s book is a moving, thoughtful journey of a single person dedicated to improving the lives of those around her, regardless of the personal cost. The book tells a compelling story of growing up in the poverty of East Central Africa, a move to the UK and of Blewitt’s return to Rwanda in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. This story is a very personal account, and is an important contribution to the understanding of the terrible cost of human slaughter.
“Mary Blewitt is a remarkable human being. Her work has involved extraordinary personal sacrifice. Those of us who witnessed genocide in Rwanda know that Mary Blewitt stands among the bravest of the brave, the kindest of the kind.” – Fergal Keane, BBC Special Correspondent and author of Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey