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The country where Immaculee is from. It is described as paradise, lovely, and the land of eternal spring. The genocide happens here.
This is the western Rwandan province that Immaculee was born in.
This is the village that Immaculee grew up in.
This is the capital of Rwanda.
5. Lake Kivu
This is the lake that Immaculee's family home overlooked.
A Rwandan tribe; the minority. They were said to be taller, lighter-skinned, and have narrow noses.
A Rwandan tribe; the majority. They were said to be shorter, darker-skinned, and have broad noses.
Tutsi rebel soldiers who were trying to take over power in Rwanda from the Hutus.
Hutu soldiers who attacked Tutsis. The name means, "those who attack together."
10. Juvénal Habyarimana
The Hutu president of Rwanda before the genocide occurred; he started spreading hate-propaganda against the Tutsis before his plane was shot down, which began the worst of the killings.
11. Paul Kagame
The current president of Rwanda
The author of this novel. She endures many hardships during the Rwandan genocide because she is a part of the Tutsi tribe. However, her strong relationship with God helps her to stay strong and alive during the three-month genocide.
Immaculee's father. He was very level-headed. People often went to him for advice. He tried to protect his family as best as he could, but he overestimated the loyalty of his Hutu friends.
Immaculee's mother. She was very protective over her family. She was one of the first to die.
One of Immaculee's brothers. He was able to survive the genocide because he was living in Senegal at the time.
One of Immaculee's brothers. She was extremely close with him, but he was murdered in the genocide. He had a master's degree so his killers cut open his skull.
One of Immaculee's brothers. He was younger than her and Immaculee was very protective over him. He was killed because the pastor sent him away from his home and he was in a stadium that was bombed and shot at.
He was an extremist Hutu, and one of Immaculee's childhood teachers. He made the children have an ethnic role call.
She was one of Immaculee's best friends at Lycee. They had a plan to kill themselves together if they were being hunted because they were both Tutsis.
Immaculee's roommate at University.
He was Immaculee's boyfriend at University. He was also a nephew of the pastor who saved Immaculee's life.
He was the brother of Immaculee's roommate, Sarah. Immaculee took him home with her for Easter and, when the killings began, he went to the pastor's house as well. He died in a stadium with Vianney after the pastor had sent the two of them away.
23. Pastor Murinzi
He was the pastor who took in Immaculee and seven other women and hid them during the genocide.
He was the son of the pastor and had previously had a relationship with Immaculee. He was very gentle and sweet to her when he discovered that she was hiding in his father's house.
She was the daughter of the pastor. She was very gentle to Immaculee when she discovered that her father was hiding the Tutsi women.
She was Immaculee's childhood friend who was a Hutu. She abandoned Immaculee, however, when the killings began and completely turned against her because Immaculee was a Tutsi.
One of the pastor's sons, he believed that Tutsis should be killed and openly speaks about his belief to his father.
She was one of the girls who was hiding in the bathroom with Immaculee; she was only 14 years old at the time.
She was one of the girls who was hiding in the bathroom with Immaculee; she was only 12 years old at the time. She was very lost and frightened.
She was one of the women who was hiding in the bathroom with Immaculee; she was 55 years old at the time of the genocide and was the mother of Claire and Sanda.
She was one of the women who was hiding in the bathroom with Immaculee; she was about 20 years old at the time. Her mother was Therese.
She was one of the girls who was hiding in the bathroom with Immaculee; she was about 7 years old at the time. Her mother was Therese.
33. Romeo Dellaire
A Canadian general in charge of the UN peacekeepers who decided to stay and fight after the UN pulled it's troops out of Rwanda.
34. The Abashi
A primitive tribe who lived in the forest and were secluded from society. The pastor said that he was going to send the women to live with them when the war was over.
One of the women that the pastor's daughter, Marianne, was hiding. She was about Immaculee's age. Immaculee had seen her around before they came together in the bathroom.
One of the women that the pastor's daughter, Marianne, was hiding. She was a teenager and Immaculee stated that she had never seen her before she was brought to the bathroom.
One of the pastor's eldest daughters who was hiding two Tutsi women in her house.
38. Jean Paul
A Tutsi who was a good friend of Immaculee's brothers. He was at the camp to which Immaculee was sent. He and his brother were able to stay alive because of their Hutu looks.
39. Jean Baptiste
The brother of Jean Paul. He was at the French camp with Immaculee and Jean Paul.
A Hutu who hid Jean Paul and Jean Baptiste, but was a part of the Interahamwe and killed other Tutsis during the day.
Rose's Hutu friend, to whom Rose went for money she needed to spare her life from the killers. She would not give Rose the money.
Damascene's Hutu friend who tried to save him by hiding him in his house. When his family kicked Damascene out, he tried to smuggle Damascene over the lake but did not succeed and Damascene was caught and killed.
43. Jeanne and Esperange
Immaculee's aunts who stayed in the forest during the genocide. They met up at the French camp.
A moderate Hutu who was a friend of Bonn and Damascene.
Nsenge's brother, who betrayed Damascene to the killers.
Simoni's brother who was a pastor. He "blessed" the killing of Damascene.
A friend of Damascene who was a part of his murder. After Damascene's death, he could not stand to kill another.
The language that the Tutsi refugees spoke.
A woman who was about Immaculee's age. She came to the refugee camp after being almost killed with the rest of her family in a church and then thrown off of a cliff.
He is one of the French soldiers that Immaculee met at the French camp. He developed romantic feelings for her, but she did not return the feelings.
A woman for whom Immaculee's mother had paid tuition to go to school. She was a local celebrity and she took in Immaculee and other refugees to her home after they all left the refugee camp.
A soldier from Immaculee's village.
53. Major Ntwali
RPF soldier major who promised Immaculee revenge for the death of her family.
54. Mr. Mehu (Pierre Mehu)
The man who offered Immaculee a job at the UN.
55. Colonel Gueye
A senegalese officer who offered to escort Immaculee and Sarah back to Kibuye.
56. Captain Traore
A young captain who looked after Immaculee and Sarah when they were in Mataba.
A powerful politician who was responsible for arresting the killers in the area.
A member of the Interahamwe who had hunted Immaculee.
59. Bryan Black
The man who Immaculee married.
60. Nikeisha and Bryan Jr.
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