To Orwell Today,
I am a Rwanda youth studying medicine but also engage in an international network called Never Again International which aims to provoke ideas and action for peace. Please visit our website at
NEVER AGAIN INTERNATIONAL
Am writing this message to request you to always send me your writings.
Hoping to hear from you.
-- Joseph Ryarasa Nkurunziza
Thank you very much for telling me about the NEVER AGAIN INTERNATIONAL website which I have now gone to and spent several hours reading. Firstly I read all the articles under the heading Rwandan Genocide which explained so clearly the policies being used to rebuild Rwanda in every way.
Then I went to the documents section of the website and read the essays, poems and songs submitted for the Youth Competition in Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide which described Rwanda's history and the ideas the youth have for fulfilling the nation's goal of NEVER AGAIN.
What struck me as the strongest point coming from all the readings was the importance of youth being told the truth about how the genocide was planned and how they were used as tools to implement it but also how they were used for good to stop it. We all need to know how this atrocity was perpetrated in Rwanda so that we can avoid it happening elsewhere. The need for youth being influenced by good is vital for the survival of decency and the flourishing of nations.
Who would ever have thought that a tiny little country in the middle of Africa would play such a role as being the model for how to overcome evil. Reading the writings on your website has given me a thirst to read more and I will be attempting to get hold of a couple of books mentioned there.
All the best,
PS - Your request that I always send you my writings is easily granted because they can always be found on my website.
PPS - I'll be posting a link to the essay section of your website on the essay section of mine.
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