An Ordinary Man
As Rwanda descended into chaos during the 1994 genocide, hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina refused to succumb to the madness that surrounded him. Instead he turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a haven for more than 1,200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, while fending-off there would be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception.
In an Ordinary Man, Rusesabagina tells the story of his rural upbringing, his career path in the hotel business, his extraordinary experiences during the genocide, and his life as a refugee and activist after it ended.
Like Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom and Elie Wiesel’s Night, An Ordinary Man is the story of one man’s incredible courage, and it is a book that will endure generations to come.
Author: Paul Rusesabagina