“Rescuing the Hero: A Daughter’s Quest to Free The Hotel Rwanda Legend” is a newly published book available on Amazon. This compelling story chronicles Carine Kanimba’s unwavering determination to secure the release of her adoptive father, Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda.” The book provides a gripping account of how Rusesabagina was apprehended by Rwandan Intelligence Services in August 2020, followed by his imprisonment under questionable circumstances and in deplorable detention conditions.
Carine’s journey unfolds as a desperate yet remarkably energetic and audacious effort to extricate her father from this harrowing ordeal, all while Paul’s life hangs in the balance. Carine emerges as a central figure in the campaign to free Paul Rusesabagina from the Rwandan government’s grip. Her public presence and articulate advocacy reveal her unwavering determination, tenacity, and fervor in the face of adversity. Her background, particularly as a Tutsi survivor of the Rwandan genocide, shields her from the usual smear tactics employed by the supporters of Paul Kagame’s regime, such as accusations related to genocide or genocidal ideology.
Crucially, Carine doesn’t fight this battle alone. She is supported by a formidable coalition, including her family, which includes her mother Taciana, siblings Lys, Diane, Anaïse, Roger, and Tresor, as well as devoted friends and a dedicated legal team. This coalition receives backing from a broad spectrum of supporters worldwide, and together, they apply relentless pressure through effective international law channels.
The story of Rusesabagina’s liberation is set against a complex backdrop of geopolitical maneuvering, ethical dilemmas, diplomatic standoffs, and an ongoing struggle between justice and dictatorship. The book skillfully weaves together themes of betrayal and love, human rights activism versus dictatorship, and the fundamental importance of a strong, resilient, and united human family that refuses to abandon one of its own. In the end, this narrative underscores the power of collective action and international solidarity in the pursuit of justice and the protection of human rights.