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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.
Gourevitch's book is difficult to read but impossible to put down.
Maybe nations with deep divisions among its peoples need to also divorce to make the world a better place without killing one another.
Gourevitch does more than give you the story of what happened, he gives you a sence of what it was like in Rwanda during the genocide.
But it feels like yesterday when you read this, the best written, most gripping and informative book I've read about the genocide. I'm not gonna lie, it is not easy to read. Read morePublished 14 days ago by L. Anderson-Pomeroy
I was greatly affected by reading this book, even after completing it leaves you disturbed. The sheer level of depravity, the hypocrisy, the absurdity, it is almost too much to... Read morePublished 28 days ago by KS
If you want to get a first hand experience of the 1994 Rwanda genocide look no further than this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ronald Kasozi
This is one of the best books on the history of Rwanda. It gives good context on what actually lead to the Genocide. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bohani Hlungwane
This does an excellent job of explaining many of the dynamics of what went wrong between the Hutus and the Tutsis. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazing Grace
that's what this books is all about, of course all in the name of "human rights", as expected. Read morePublished 2 months ago by sb
Although this book is not the most gripping action packed page turner, it is a deeply reflective and important book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by rachel krueger
This is my fourth book dealing with the subject of Rwanda and this one places an emphasis on the years afterward and the failings of the world to recognise the genocide and then... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennifer Gray
This was an excellent introduction to the history of Rwanda and the Rwandan genocide. I checked it out from school over break and it is one of the better books I've read recently. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tvilgiate