As part of a new collaborative literary program, Kigali-based publishing house Huza Press (Kigali) and Authors.Café will be hosting an event centered around the Rwandan genocide in May, which is part of the designated mourning period for the victims of the genocide.

The event will see author and survivor Yolande Mukagasana discuss her best-selling memoir Not My Time to Die with translator Zoe Norridge and Kristen Stern.

Date: Sat, 15 May 2021, Time: 15:00 – 16:00 WAT. The event is online via zoom. Attendance is free, but you need to register. Go here to register.

Yolande was a nurse, fashion lover and mother of three in pre-genocide Rwanda, whose life was upended following the rise of targeted attacks against her minority Tutsi ethnic group. The story of her escape as well as travails in exile is detailed in Not My Time To Die, which was named one of 50 Notable African Books of 2020 by Brittle Paper and has received glowing reviews from authors Gael Faye and Véronique Tadjo. Register for this event to see Mukagasana talk about writing her powerful story.