Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda (Hardcover)
My Life in Rwanda
Viking Adult, 9780670887804, 256pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 1999
Land of a Thousand Hills is Carr's thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda -- a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children -- work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.