Immaculée Ilibagiza was born in Rwanda and studied electronic and mechanical engineering at the National University. She lost most of her family in the 1994 genocide. Four years later she emigrated to the United States and began working for the United Nations in New York City. Now a full-time public speaker and writer, she is the author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust and two new books, Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide and Our Lady of Kiboho: Mary Speaks to the World from the Heart of Africa.
Ilibagiza was awarded the 2007 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace and is the recipient of honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Saint John’s University. In 2007 she founded the Left to Tell Charitable Fund to support orphans in Rwanda.
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