"Tugire Ubumwe – Let’s Unite!" was produced by the Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations, in collaboration with Rwandan artist and genocide survivor Rupert Bazambanza. It is designed for a young audience and uses the example of Rwanda to promote respect for diversity and reconciliation.
This graphic novel has already received very positive feedback from some of our partners. The ICTR Information Office in Kigali described it as "a crucial educative tool in the promotion of unity and reconciliation and the fight against the genocide ideology; [it] will create a big impact among the Rwandan population". And the Survivors Fund (SURF) International referred to it as "a great piece of work [that] will get young people thinking of managing their troubled history and finding ways of communicating effectively".
To request print copies of "Tugire Ubumwe – Let’s Unite!", please contact us using the online form.
Rupert Bazambanza is an artist, activist, and survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Rupert emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1997 where he graduated from the International Academy of Design. Rupert is the author of several graphic novels, including Smile Through the Tears published in 2004 on the history of the genocide in Rwanda.