PROSPER ISHIMWE was an eight-year-old child when genocide and civil war devastated his Rwandan homeland. His story of survival and healing offers both a moving tribute to his fellow Rwandans and a stirring reflection on identity and self-awareness. Ishimwe's drive to share his story is rooted in the conviction that sharing authentic stories is the surest path to a realization of humanity's oneness. Ishimwe recounts his personal experiences during the 1990s genocide, civil war, and aftermath. He outlines the historical backdrop of Rwanda to offer a deeper understanding of the political upheaval and cultural attitudes. Most importantly, with references to great thinkers such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Viktor Frankl, and Paolo Freire, the author inspires us with his belief that individuals, groups, and countries—no matter what "side" of the conflict they take—have the power and responsibility to achieve healing and unity through acknowledgment, reconciliation, and inclusion. "Neither Tutsi, Nor Hutu" projects a strong, enduring sense of hope.