Immaculée Ilibagiza Writing Styles in Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Immaculée Ilibagiza
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Immaculee Ilibagiza is the author of the autobiography, Left to Tell. It is a story about her experiences during the Rwandan Holocaust of 1990. As such, the story is written in the first person style. It is told from her point of view and it is therefore possible that it may contain bias information (this is true of any personal account). Use of the first person keeps the reader interested in what happens to Immaculee, the main character. While reading the book one feels as if they have shadowed Immaculee's life and been present on her journey. Hearing her thoughts allows one to understand what she experiences during her silent time in hiding. Immaculee uses a combination of statement of fact (for example the topography and geography of Rwanda), her own recollections and mindset, and quotes spoken by others that she remembers vividly. There is little dialogue because during...

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