We couldn’t think of a better way to spend an evening – everyone gathered at an incredible bookstore, enjoying some tapas, listening to smooth music – all surrounding an incredible new book. “Rwanda: Speak, I’m Listening” is a rare gem that has been a labor of love; A sweeping compilation of stories and captivating photographs that are now combined to take one on a journey through the story of Rwanda and its people in the aftermath of genocide.
We were excited to hear from the author herself, Leonie Quayle, as she shared her passion for Rwanda and the impact that it has had on her life. She is one of the many volunteers that have journeyed to Africa to be a part of HOPE and the educational programs we run there. While it has been a journey to get the book from conception stage through to what it is now; it has truly captured the moments in Rwanda and the reflections of the people who wish to pass on their stories from the local language – to ours.
One of the highlights from the evening took place as Leonie introduced two key women who had helped with making this book possible – Amber and Lisa. As you saw these three women representing something so much larger than themselves, you could not help but be moved - as they so clearly had been through their experiences and relationships from the incredible hearts of Africa.
A huge thank you to all who came out to support this book and what it represents! It’s incredible to see what is being birthed out of this journey and we are blessed to share this with all of you.
Pick up a copy of “Rwanda: Speak I’m Listening”, we dare you!