The Marquette Step Up chapter (American Association of Rwandan Women), a group dedicated to educating the student population about the history of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, will host genocide survivor Henriette Nyirarukundo Ngenga for a discussion on Thursday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites.
Ngenga will discuss her recent book Carrying Divine: My Rwanda Genocide Survivor Story, which tells the story of the horrors both her and her family endured during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
Ngenga fought to protect her unborn daughter, Divine and in a testament to the power of God, her husband, Henriette, and their children did survive, eventually finding refuge and a new life in the United States. What makes this story even more special is that Divine will graduate this May from Marquette.
The Marquette community is invited to come and listen to a mother speak of her undying faith in the midst of unspeakable horror, and a daughter tell of her re-discovery of the circumstances behind her miraculous beginning. Underneath this narration of man’s malevolent inhumanity lies the eternal life-giving affirmation of the divine.