By Jan Herman
The bad news for anyone who followed it was that David Jiranek, founder of The Rwanda Project: Through the Eyes of Children, was only 45 when he died last month in a swimming accident. The good news has been that the Rwanda Project continues, thanks to a devoted tribe of friends and family inspired by his efforts.
As part of their fund-raising efforts, Just Books in Jiranek’s hometown of Old Greenwich, Conn., will present Anita Pratap, former anchor of CNN’s Southeast Asia desk, reading from her new book “Island of Blood.” It explores the ethnic war in Sri Lanka, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, and conflicts in India’s Kashmir. The reading begins at 7 p.m., at the Just Books Too Coffeehouse at the Arcadia Coffee Company, 20 Arcadia Road. Tickets: $15. Information and reservations: 800-874-4658 or 203-637-0707. All proceeds will go to the project’s Imbabazi Orphanage.