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Leah Chishugi


In the fourth of our partnered events with the Brisbane Writers Festival, Leah Chishugi shares her harrowing accounts and deeply courageous story of surviving the Rwandan genocide. Now finally settled in the UK, where she was granted asylum and has become a nurse, Leah has documented her experiences in her recent book A Long Way From Paradise.

In 2008 Leah went back to the Congo, to see the effects of the genocide in that region. She was horrified to see that the genocide is still occurring – with rape being the main weapon.

Leah will be in conversation with Anton Enus.


Anton Enus

Anton Enus, an award winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years’ of experience, has been presenting SBS World News bulletins since 1999. His career spans television, radio and print coverage of international news and current affairs in both South Africa and Australia.  In his spare ... Read more

Leah Chishugi

Leah Chishugi describes herself as a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Leah has documented her experiences in her recent book A Long Way from Paradise. Now 34, Leah grew up in eastern Congo but by 16 she had moved to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to find work as a model, later marrying and having a s... Read more


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