Thursday, April 06, 2006
Imagining the Real—Paul Rusesabagina: An Ordinary Man
This April marks the 12th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide when almost one million people were killed in Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who saved the lives of over 1,200 fellow Rwandan people during the horrific events of 1994, and whose story was recently portrayed by Don Cheadle in the film Hotel Rwanda, is on tour with his new book, An Ordinary Man. He'll be making a few Bay Area appearances. Via Stacey's Bookstore and the World Affairs Council, Rusesabagina will discuss the events depicted in the movie, the international response to Rwanda, and his role in this chaotic time on Friday, April 21, noon, at the Marine's Memorial Theater. For reservations and information, call (415) 293-4600. If you're not a member of the World Affairs Council, you will have a second chance to catch Rusesabagina at A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books at 7:00 that evening.