That Child is Me
Claver Irakoze is far from being the first Rwandan genocide survivor to write his memoirs. He is, however, the first to write them as an illustrated book for children – perhaps because no-one else would previously have thought it possible to find a way of drawing humanity out of that horror in a way which could engage and educate young children instead of simply traumatizing them. That Child is Me is based on the true story of what he lived in Kabgayi and his survival journey. He wrote this book for young children to help them learn about the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and engage their parents into discussions that would help them learn more about their family stories of the past and their aspirations of the future.