Time and silence are not enough"Many Hutu families have returned to the hills, even though their men are in prison. Some completely disagreed with what happened, others fully supported it.
These families work their plots amongst themselves; they hardly speak to us, they do not return anything that they looted, they do not ask for pardon. Their silence makes me feel very uncomfortable.
I am sure I have recognised some criminals' faces amongst these families working in the fields. They have kept muscular arms fit for cultivating. My sister and I have only slender arms to feed the orphans. I do not think it's realistic to only entrust time and silence
with the difficult mission of reconciliation.
Angelique Mukamanzi, 25 year old farmer