To mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September, we are pleased to present The Amahoro Generation: The youth of Rwanda talk peace.
The exhibition, presented by award-winning photojournalist Carol Allen-Storey, documents the stories of young people born amid the horrors of the Rwandan genocide, and their hopes for ‘amahoro’ – peace. It is an ideal rooted in the wisdom that without peace, there is no future. “Peace unifies,” says Angelique, aged 21 from Gatumba. “Without peace, people remain divided.”
“I was struck by the collective view of these young people that they must ensure there is never another genocide – and to do so, learn to forgive and fuel their energy into building a united and prosperous country,” says photographer Carol Allen-Storey.
The exhibition will be held on the South Bank in London from 18 September–2 October and is free to attend.
***The exhibition has now been extended until 2 November and is taking place in the courtyard between Oxo Tower and Bargehouse Street, SE1 9PH.
Dates: 18 September–2 November 2014
Time: All day
Address: Oxo Tower Wharf Courtyard (behind Oxo Tower)
London SE1 9PH