Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope

Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope

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Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope by Consolee Nishimwe

"If there is one book you should read on the Rwandan Genocide, this is it. Tested to the Limit-A Genocide Survivor's Story of Pain, Resilience, and Hope is a riveting and courageous account from the perspective of a fourteen year- old girl. It's a powerful story you will never forget."

-Francine LeFrak, founder of Same Sky and award-winning producer

"That someone who survived such a horrific, life-altering experience as the Rwandan genocide could find the courage to share her story truly amazes me. But even more incredible is that Consolee Nishimwe refused to let the inhumane acts she suffered strip away her humanity, zest for life and positive outlook for a better future. After reading Tested to the Limit, I am in awe of the unyielding strength and resilience of the human spirit to overcome against all odds."

-Kate Ferguson, senior editor, POZ magazine

"Consolee Nishimwe's story of resilience, perseverance, and grace after surviving genocide, rape, and torture is a testament to the transformative power of unyielding faith and a commitment to love. Her inspiring narrative about compassionate courage and honest revelations about her spiritual path in the face of unthinkable adversity remind us that hope is eternal, and miracles happen every day."

-Jamia Wilson, vice president of programs,

Women's Media Center, New York

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452549583
Publisher: Balboa Press
Publication date: 06/25/2012
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 1,209,633
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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The nature and frequency of the horrific trials and tribulations this author experienced during the Rwandan genocide at the tender age of 14, are simply mind-boggling! What is even more amazing is the strength and courage she exhibited while facing and overcoming what I regard as some of the most extreme adversities one can imagine, and the hopefulness and positive outlook she has maintained on life following her miraculous survival. One of the most remarkable aspects of Consolee's book is the way she was able to harmonize her many unnatural experiences with positive reflections and teachings at the end of each chapter, the contents of which I find to be very uplifting and inspirational. One could almost feel Consolee's strong, yet cheerful spirit resonating through the pages of her book. Her tremendous resolve has given me the courage to change my approach towards dealing with the effects of past or future trauma in my life, which can never compare to what she has faced and gracefully overcome in her life. This book is a treasure and will provide relief for those who are struggling with issues in their lives. It is a must read for all ages!!