By Jemma Wayne
A fearless story of betrayal and forgiveness, exploring the non-public results the Rwandan genocide has had on survivors
That used to be the day that Mama made the principles: in the event that they come, run. Be quiet and run. yet now not jointly. by no means jointly. If one is located, a minimum of the opposite survives.
During a chilly, British wintry weather, 3 ladies achieve situation aspect. Emily, an immigrant survivor of the Rwandan genocide, is current yet no longer residing. Vera, a newly Christian Londoner, is striving to dwell an ethical lifestyles, her happiness regularly undermined by way of secrets and techniques from her prior. Lynn, struggling with with an premature disorder, is fed on through bitterness and resentment of what she hasn't accomplished and what has been snatched from her. each one pain their very own demons, their lives were torn open by means of betrayal: by means of people, through themselves, via existence itself. yet as their paths interweave, they start to solve their beleaguered pasts, and inadvertently switch every one other's futures.
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And can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, the moment when the bloodied Diggers finally reached the razored heights of Gallipoli where the Lone Pine grew… to see that the hazy Turkish horizon was as impossible to reach as a castle in the clouds. And you can imagine, in one minute’s silence, as the Turkish fighters stood strong and straight in their freezing trenches… that the dream they dreamed, of going home, circled like a dove that might soon settle in quietened hearts. In one minute’s silence, you can imagine the Anzacs strengthening their front lines as if to fight through every hour of every day of the bitter Turkish winter… yet in secret they were preparing to leave the cliffs and beaches of Gallipoli seven days before Christmas in 1915.
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But can you imagine the fierce Anzacs and the fighting Turks quietly returning to their trenches after this one day of truce… then firing at each other that afternoon, although they truly knew that the other men were not so much different after all. In one minute’s silence, can you imagine what the Turkish fighters felt when they knew they could hold the high ground … and the rain that lashed them felt like tears of joy. And can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, the moment when the bloodied Diggers finally reached the razored heights of Gallipoli where the Lone Pine grew… to see that the hazy Turkish horizon was as impossible to reach as a castle in the clouds.