Fictitious Book Centers on the Realities of Ethnic Cleansing and Oppression

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Author Lucien Nzeyimana reflects own experience and the many cases of injustice the world suffers from in new work.

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“The world in which we live is full of greed, capitalism, selfishness, inhumanity and betrayal. The powerful people combine materialistic interests with enmity and they condemn citizens of good will to everlasting misery,” author Lucien Nzeyimana says. Having witnessed patriots of good will striving to make a change only to see their heads cut off, and being a survivor inspired by his countrymen’s legacy, Nzeyimana seeks to bring the many forgotten heroes to life, reliving their time and honoring their bravery in this new book. “Burning the Last Straw” is the fictitious story of three warring ethnic groups driven by hunger for power and how one man’s fight towards justice brings peace to the place.

The story revolves around the three ethnic groups of people namely the Wundannas, Rungans, and Lords that shared a country called Bungandy. When the Rungans were in power, the three ethnic groups lived in harmony with one another. Yet only the Rungans and Wundannas believed in that harmony. As the Lords’s lust for power grew, they created a conflict that would soak the rich brown soil red. For centuries, betrayal, bloodshed, mass killings and genocide would defeat the heroism of the Rungans until Haydar Mkomboti, a Djandhis, shakes off the mantle of oppression and galvanizes his people to fight violence with violence. He defeated the oppressor and led the country to peace and justice in democracy.

“Burning the Last Straw” primarily reflects the factual events many have been able to witness and experience today. Using a made up country and ethnic groups, the author thoroughly spun a tale that mirrors the fight of every oppressed country and the shout for justice. Through his close to real characters, Nzeyimana also perfected the craft of conveying the right emotions and his message of democracy, reconciliation and justice for all in this work. Being a true to life victim and survivor of oppression, Nzeyimana is a trustworthy source of what the true meaning of fighting for your rights and seeing the fruit of your cause.

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About the Author

Lucien Nzeyimana is a graduate of the University of Burundi. His graduation coincided with the military coup that claimed the life of the first democratically elected president, Melchior Ndadaye, members of his government and millions of innocent citizens. His life journey took him into many dangerous situations, escaping certain death on several occasions. After struggling in banana and coffee plantations, where he often slept under the open sky, he had finally had enough. He was determined that his children would live a different life away from hatred and injustice. He sought asylum in neighboring Tanzania before moving to Canada. He worked as teacher in Burundi, Tanzania, and Quebec before joining the transport industry with Diversified Transportation Ltd. He is also the author of “End of Upsetting Games.”

Burning the Last Straw * by Lucien Nzeyimana
Publication Date: October 11, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 352 pages; 978-1-4931-0108-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 352 pages; 978-1-4931-0109-2
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-0110-8

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