Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda

Version: Unabridged
Author: Rosamond Halsey Carr
Narrator: C.M. Hebert
Genres: History, Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2000
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 37 minutes
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Land of a Thousand Hills is the epic story of a woman alone in an exotic land, struggling to survive untold hardships only to emerge with an extraordinary love for her adopted country and its people.

Reviews (1)

Very good story!

Written by Anonymous on February 2nd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The story of Rosamund Carr's life is fascinating. From a timid young woman to a strong old woman of 94, she lived in Rwanda, working to support herself after her marriage broke up. She lived through hard times in the '50s and 60's and through the genocide of the '90s. Her perseverance and courage were astonishing. The book is nicely written, but the reader has an irritating voice, and surprisingly misread a couple of passages that were never edited. Still, Rosamund Carr is well worth reading about, especially if you are interested in Africa.

Author Details

Author Details

Carr, Rosamund Halsey

Carr at 86 years old, is Rwanda's longest-living foreign resident and the last of its foreign plantation owners.

Carr, Rosamond Halsey

Rosamond Halsey Carr (1912-2006), American humanitarian and author, was the last of the foreign plantation owners in Rwanda, where she also ran a children's orphanage. She was born in South Orange, New Jersey. In 1942, she married British explorer and filmmaker Kenneth Carr. The Carrs settled in the Belgian Congo in 1949, and after their divorce she settled in Mugongo, Rwanda, to run a plantation growing flowers. In 1994, she was evacuated from Mugongo by Belgian marines during the Rwandan genocide, returning when her security was no longer at risk. She founded the Imb