Carine Kanimba used to dismiss her dad’s warnings to watch her back as parental overprotectiveness. While she knew he had enemies back in Rwanda, she was intent on enjoying her 20s, with the nights out to prove it. Someone had broken into the family home in Brussels, but she was working a finance job in New York, where the threat felt remote. “We all would say, like, ‘we get it, but we’re fine,’ ” she says.
Kanimba’s father had better reason than most dads to be careful. He’s Paul Rusesabagina, the former manager of the Hôtel des Milles Collines in Kigali who famously sheltered hundreds of people fleeing Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.