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Romeo-Dallaire-Book-Image[gdlr_button href="https://shop.artscommons.ca/single/selectSeating.aspx?p=11131&id=83C0C31D-3263-452A-B7F9-910637B49822" target="_self" size="medium" background="#f2674a" color="#ffffff" border_color="#999999"]Buy Tickets[/gdlr_button] Presenting his new piercing memoir, Waiting for the First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD, retired general and former senator Roméo Dallaire delves deep into his life since the Rwandan genocide. From the author of the bestsellers Shake Hands with the Devil and They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children comes a no-holds-barred self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who faces the day with the renewed desire to make a difference in the world. Roméo Dallaire is a retired lieutenant-general, retired Canadian senator, and celebrated humanitarian. In 1993, LGen Dallaire was appointed force commander for UNAMIR, where he bore witness to the Rwandan genocide. His Governor General's Literary Award-winning book, Shake Hands with the Devil, exposed the failures of the international community to stop that genocide. It has been turned into an Emmy Award-winning documentary as well as a feature film; it has also been entered into evidence in war crimes tribunals trying the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide. Dallaire has received numerous honours and awards, including Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002 and the United Nations Association in Canada’s Pearson Peace Medal in 2005. His second book, They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, was also a national bestseller. Since his retirement, he has become an outspoken advocate for human rights, mental health and war-affected children. He founded the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, an organization committed to progressively ending the use of child soldiers worldwide through a security sector approach. [gdlr_divider type="solid" size="100%" ] CPL-logo-Yann-MartelOwls-Nest-logo-Yann-MartelPenguin Random House Canada LogoWF-logo
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