“Did you kill anyone during the genocide? Did you spend days hiding in a ditch to avoid the death squads? Or did you watch as your family was hacked to death? Did you profit financially from the war?”
I want to ask these questions of everyone I meet. I had never been to a country with the political past of Rwanda, and I wasn’t sure how I would react to the people here. Rwandans are affectionate, hospitable and proud people and I cannot fathom anyone whom I know participating in the genocide, but the questions still cross my mind.