A Thousand Hills

From an African refugee camp to the hills of New Zealand, A Thousand Hills tells a true story of survival and friendship based on the 1994 Rwandan experiences of Francois Byamana and New Zealand Red Cross volunteer Bob Askew.

In 1994 the tiny central African country of Rwanda experienced an outpouring of ethnic violence that resulted in over 800,000 deaths. Following this genocide survivors scrambled their way into the many refugee camps set up by aid agencies and considered their fragile futures.  This is the story of one such survivor, who against all odds found his way from this heart of darkness to the bottom of the world. 

Terrifying, brave, laced with humour and bursting with humanity.

"Original and visionary...nothing short of brilliant" -Lynn Freeman.