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Event Archive - Author of "Shake Hands With The Devil": General Romeo Dallaire

Sun. November 30th 2003 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
7:30 pm
Presented by: colin holt
The book of the year!

How often do you get to meet a genuine hero, a man who stood by his principles when there were lives in the balance, who sacrificed his own future and peace of mind for the sake of others?

Ten years ago, General Romeo Dallaire led United Nations intervention forces into Rwanda for what they thought was a straightforward peacekeeping mission. Thirrteen months later, he flew back to Canada broken and suicidal, having witnessed the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans in only 100 days.

In Shake Hands With The Devil (Random House Canada) General Dallaire takes readers with him on a return voyage to the hell of Rwanda, vividly recreating the events that the world turned its back upon. The genocide in Rwanda could have been prevented; the warnings were there, and we did nothing. The fact that he could not do more haunts Dallaire still, and his message is simple and undeniable: Never again.

A book of crippling power and searing recollection, Shake Hands With The Devil is at once a devestating personal account and a scathing indictment, a call for vigilance and an attempt, for Dallaire, to understand himself and his role in these events.

If you attend no other event this year, this appearance by General Romeo Dallaire should not be missed.


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