Aimable is Immaculée’s oldest brother, and the only other member of her immediate family who survives the genocide. He is quiet, reflective, and mature beyond his years. He is conducting postgraduate research on a scholarship in Senegal during the genocide, and thus he escapes the killings. He and Immaculée eventually reunite, although they are not at first able to talk about what happened. He works as a veterinarian and settles in Kigali with his wife and child.
Aimable Character Timeline in Left to Tell
The timeline below shows where the character Aimable appears in Left to Tell. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Eternal Spring
Chapter 5: Returning Home
Chapter 9: Into the Bathroom
...one another. Immaculée is desperately worried about her family, and thanks God that at least Aimable is safe due to being abroad. Later that day, they hear the killers again, shouting... (full context)
Chapter 19: Camp Comfort
Chapter 22: The Lord’s Work
Chapter 23: Burying the Dead
Epilogue: New Love, New Life