Paul Rusesabagina

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1 Mar, 2006

O Magazine Interview


Rusesabagina discusses how he survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994:

It was complicated. If you want to control someone, you’ve got to keep him close, talk to him. That’s what I did [with the armed men constantly threatening to take over the hotel]. The people inside were frightened. There was no water, no electricity, and we were cooking any corn and dried beans we could find with firewood.

O Magazine interview


Rusesabagina gives an interview to Winfrey for O Magazine about his memoir, An Ordinary Man. 

Men I’d known for years were carrying machetes, grenades, guns, spears any weapon you can think of. Neighbors I’d seen as gentlemen had suddenly become killers in military uniforms.

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