“Reading is good but writing is better” said Rector

Rwanda’s history and its dark part about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi should be clearly explained to the youth especially in universities o that they may start writing books and or articles on our history. The call was made yesterday by Mr. MAFEZA Faustin expert who explained the book he written called “ITEGURWA N’ISHYIRWA MU BIKORWA RYA JENOSIDE YAKOREWE ABATUTSI MU YAHOZE ARI GISENYI” in the Café Littéraire event organized by the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).

Café Littéraire, which is a session at which literary works are discussed, is organized by the commission as part of efforts to educate the young generation about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and how its denial can be prevented. INES-Ruhengeri hosted this event, Café Littéraire, on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

The Rector of INES-Ruhengeri, Fr. Dr. Fabien HAGENIMANA introduced the author to the audience that Café Littéraire is a good opportunity for students and academicians for broadening knowledge and encouraged the audience to continue reading about different works on history. “Reading is good but writing is better” he said

Mr. MAFEZA Faustin said that discussions about his book intended to educate the youth and the Rwandan community about the Genocide committed against the Tutsi.

The expert called for continued education of the youth about the country’s history to avoid a situation where the young people are ignorant about the facts on the Genocide or end up adopting messages from Genocide deniers.

“We need to teach the young people about the Rwandan history so they can understand how different regimes in Rwanda divided Rwandans and ended up committing genocide against one section of the population that had been clearly identified over the years,” he said.


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