Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda

Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda by Rosamond Halsey Carr, Rosamond Halsey Carr, Ann Howard Halsey 0670887803 9780670887804
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In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in neighboring Rwanda, as the manager of a flower plantation.<P>Land of a Thousand Hills is Carrs thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda -- a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994s Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children -- work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.

Author: Rosamond Halsey Carr, Rosamond Halsey Ca

Language: English

Edition: First edition.

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Viking Penguin Books

Publication Date: 1999-01-01

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