Hope lives in Africa. Twenty years after the genocide that left Rwanda in ruins, Giller Prize-winning author Will Ferguson travels deep into the once-mysterious “Land of a Thousand Hills” with his friend and cohort Jean-Claude Munyezamu, a man who escaped Rwanda just months before the killings began.
From the legendary source of the Nile to Dian Fossey’s famed “gorillas in the mist,” from innovative refugee camps along the Congolese border to the world’s most escapable prison, from tragic genocide sites to open savannahs and a bridge to freedom, from schoolyard soccer pitches to a cunning plan to get rich on passion fruit, Ferguson and Munyezamu discover a country reborn.
Funny, engaging, poignant, and at times heartbreaking, Road Trip Rwanda is the lively tale of two friends, the open road, and the hidden heart of a continent.
“Funny and moving, powerful and tragic, Road Trip Rwanda is a stunning read about hope, redemption, and friendship in a country emerging from a national nightmare. Only Will Ferguson could achieve such a delicate and satisfying balance. Brilliant and breathtaking.“
–Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Award Humour for the novels The Best Laid Plan and No Relation
“The funniest writer in Canada.” —The National Post
“Brilliantly entertaining.” —The Times (UK)