For the past 17 years the week leading into Easter has been reserved as the only week in which it is widely acceptable for Rwandans to speak about and observe the horrific events know as the Rwandan Genocide. If you were on a street corner in Kigali this week you would see flashes of purple from the arm bands and scarves worn by those personally affected by the Genocide. And if you visited the Genocide Museum just outside of town you might witness a gathering of hundreds mourning the the slain who’s bones are only now being laid to rest.
Here are a few images I’ve posted before that I took while in Kigali during the Easter Week in 2009. The link is to a piece by James Nachtwey who was there in 1994. His images are very graphic. They are shocking. Click HERE for his story.