"In this piercing memoir, Romeo Dallaire, retired general, former senator, and award winning author of Shake Hands with the Devil, deeply probes his life since the Rwandan genocide.
In these pages Dallaire reflects on the nature of the post-traumatic stress disorder and the impact of that deep wound on his life, and on how he motivated himself and others to humanitarian work despite his constant struggle. The injury Dallaire sustained during his mission led to the three star general's medical dismissal from the Canadian Forces in April 2000, a blow that almost killed him. Fighting his way out of that dark hole has been a decades-long battle, but throughout he has championed solution to prevent mass atrocities, eradicate the use of child soldiers, advance the treatment of PTSD for veterans and their families, revolutionize officer training to prepare soldiers for the complexities of modern conflict, and challenge our thinking about the changing nature of conflict itself.
Compelling and original, Waiting for First Light is an emotional account of suffering, endurance, and the fight for a better world."