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Win a copy of Miracle in Kigali

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All Things Norfolk have teamed up with Paul Dickson Books of Norwich to give you the opportunity to win a copy of Miracle of Kigali, the inspirational story of Illuminée Nganemariya who has built a new life in Norwich having survived the Rwandan Genocide.

Miracle in Kigali - the Rwandan Genocide, a survivor's journey 2019 edition, marking the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, was published in Norwich on Monday 8 April. The book tells the amazing story of Illuminée Nganemariya and her baby son Roger Nsengiyumva's survival in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, during the 1994 Genocide and subsequent life in Norwich.

Miracle in Kigali was first published in 2007 by the Tagman Press. This new edition, which updates Illuminée and Roger's story, including Roger's developing film and TV acting career.

Miracle of Kigali is published by Paul Dickson Books, price £12, www.pauldicksonbooks.co.uk . The authors are donating £2 from the sale of every book to Glaven Valley Churches (north Norfolk) work with Life in Abundance charity in Rwanda www.africaglavenmission.wordpress.com. An e-book edition is also available.

Roger was most recently seen on TV as Dadir Hassan in the 2018 BBC drama, Informer. He began his acting career when he was chosen in 2010 to play the role of Fabrice in the feature film, Africa United. The route to Roger's acting career began with Africa United's producer seeing an article about Miracle in Kigali, featuring a photograph of the young Roger.

How does it feel to wake up every morning for more than three months facing the prospect that you and your newborn baby are likely to be brutally murdered that day? This was Illuminée's experience as she existed for 100 days in the living hell of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, after watching her husband be dragged away to be killed by friends who had celebrated their wedding with them a month earlier.

Eventually rescued by soldiers from the Rwandan Patriotic Front on Mount Kigali, Illuminée and Roger moved to the UK in September 1996 to build a new life in Norwich.

Miracle in Kigali is an extraordinary document – a unique, tragic, insiders guide to Genocide. This is a book about what a mother will endure to keep her child alive. I read it and wanted to give Illuminée a big hug. She’s my hero.” Nick Andrews, BBC.

Nick Andrews was the Director of a BBC3 TV documentary, Roger:Genocide Baby (2011), featuring the teenage Roger returning to Rwanda and exploring how his home country had moved on from the Genocide.

We have two copies of Miracle of Kigali to give away as prizes courtesy of Paul Dickson Books and for a chance to win a copy please e-mail the answer to the following question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Miracle of Kigali Competition" in the title and include your address and telephone number in case you win!

Question : Which year did Illuminée and Roger move to Norwich?

CONGRATULATIONS TO REBECCA OF CARRICKFERGUS AND NICOLA OF CAISTER WHO WERE THE WINNERS OF THIS COMPETITION

The competition closes at 6pm on Saturday 27th July 2019 and the winner will be the first correct answer drawn at random by the All Things Norfolk Team after the competition deadline. The winner will be notified by e-mail and only 1 entry per person, no equivalent cash prize.  

Miracle in Kigali 2019 edition is on sale at Jarrold Norwich, Jarrold Cromer, Revelation Christian Bookshop and online at www.allthingsnorfolk.com by clicking here .

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