Saturday, February 26, 2005

Anyone looking for examples of courage in the contemporary world could do far worse than start with today's article in The New York Times about female politicians in Rwanda.

I actually met several women parlamentarians when I lived in Kigali for a month several years ago. Among them was Odette Nyiramirimo, who is quoted in the piece; like the others, the stories she has to tell leave you utterly dumbfounded. Not only because she displayed such courage in the past, but because in retelling them she seems so visibly determined to continue carrying that courage into the future.

Please read it if you get the chance.


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