After 30 years, returning to Rwanda brought back a mix of emotions for me.

Escaping the genocide as a child, I left my homeland and grew up in Kenya, Norway, and London.

But the opportunity to go back for a documentary made me both excited and anxious. Landing in Kigali, memories flooded back.

Despite the joy of hearing my language and reconnecting with some relatives, there was sadness too, especially when I couldn’t find our old family home.

Revisiting the journey we took to safety, I saw how much Rwanda has changed.

I met survivors like Claudette Mukarumanzi, who forgave her attacker, reminding me of the deep wounds but also the incredible capacity for healing.

Rwanda’s journey towards reconciliation is ongoing, and while it’s no longer my home, it’s a place of hope and healing for many.”

Credit : BBC

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