Xlibris Releases 1994: A Novel Of Rwanda

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New novel explores the limits of human endurance and the insanity of genocide.

From author L.K. Branson comes a story of courage, hope, and perseverance in the face of genocide. Made available through Xlibris, 1994: A Novel Of Rwanda is born out of the author’s extensive travel in East Africa and work in Rwanda.

This novel is the story of Straton Mulinga, a subsistence farmer of Butare Prefecture in southern Rwanda, who, when caught up in the insanity of the genocide, is separated from his family and forced to flee Rwanda and search for them in the squalor of the refugee camps in Tanzania. His young wife, Chantal, lives with the slender hope that Straton will somehow find her and their three children. From the people they meet along the way, they learn details of the horrors of the genocide.

It is also the story of some very evil men—Innocent Bagosora, Fabien Mukama, Evariste Gatera—and two members of the Interahamwe, Claver Barate and Bosco Kagwa, all who have lost their humanity. And the story of Prosper Bugande, a Hutu, member of the Rwandan military who leads a group of rebels in the abduction of a medical team from Mwisa refugee camp. A French doctor, Arianne DuBois, is one of the doctors abducted and taken to a remote place in Rwanda. In the ordeal she lives through, she is subjected to both the good and evil of the men holding her captive. Sean MacGregor, an American university professor, in East Africa studying elephant communications and intelligence, on learning of the plight of the hostages, mounts a rescue mission, only to become a hostage himself.

The disparate stories of Straton, Prosper, Innocent, Ari, and Sean converge in events that explore the limits of human endurance and the will to survive. For more information on 1994: A Novel Of Rwanda, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
A native of the state of Utah, L.K. Branson now resides with his wife, Judy, in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a retired university professor whose work has taken him to many countries. He has lived and worked for extended periods in India and in Rwanda. His extensive travel in East Africa and work in Rwanda led him to dedicate several years to writing about the genocide. This book is the fruit of that long task.

1994: A Novel Of Rwanda * by L.K. Branson
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 474 pages; 978-1-4568-9735-2
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 474 pages; 978-1-4568-9736-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-9737-6

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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