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People swim at the public beach near where Jean d'Amour swam as a child. “When I was a boy my nickname was “Ife” or Fish. During the genocide I hid in the valley near Kayenzi. A woman brought me food where I was hiding which was dangerous for her. If she was caught she would be forced to kill me and she could be killed too.<br />
During the genocide this lake served in two ways. It was used to save people and used by others to kill people.<br />
During that time, It was too far to come to town and I didn’t see the lake.<br />
Even today I still love swimming and cant go more than three days without being in the water.” Photo: Brendan Bannon March 2, 2014 Kibuye, Rwanda