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The "stories" in this book's subtitle are both the author's, as he repeatedly visits this tiny country in an attempt to make sense of what has happened, and those of the people he interviews. These include a Tutsi doctor who has seen much of her family killed over decades of Tutsi oppression, a Schindleresque hotel manager who hid hundreds of refugees from certain death, and a Rwandan bishop who has been accused of supporting the slaughter of Tutsi schoolchildren, and can only answer these charges by saying, "What could I do?" Gourevitch, a staff writer for the New Yorker, describes Rwanda's history with remarkable clarity and documents the experience of tragedy with a sober grace. The reader will ask along with the author: Why does this happen? And why don't we bother to stop it? --Maria Dolan --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A disheartening eye-opener book that helped me have a much better understanding of what happened in Rwanda. I wish there was more reason for optimism... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Crayfisk
A remarkable book about a remarkable event that has lessons for us all!Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
A chilling book that will take you into the minds & hearts of those who witnessed the Rwandan genocide firsthand.Published 22 days ago by Kevin King
I read this book many years ago and I highly recommend it. I recall reading an article in my local newspaper in 1994 about a mass migration of people from Rwanda to eastern Congo. Read morePublished 24 days ago by le fay
This work is an absolute masterpiece. I had to purchase this book for a course I took at university, and figured it was going to be a drag, something long and boring, over detailed... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dankurz
Amazing work revealing several angles of the issue. Really made me think about world politics and the depths (both good and bad) of the human spirit. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brog
I started reading this book on the eve of a trip to Rwanda. Needless to say, I didn't sleep well that night. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mazeyhunt