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In-Depth – Rwanda Genocide

As i mentioned in Monday’s In-Depth reading post i want to explore certain subjects and the first is the Rwanda Genocide which took place in 1994 when around 20% of the country’s population is estimated to have been killed within 100 days. Between 500,000 to 1,000,000 people.

I had read Shake Hands With the Devil a few years ago which was written by Romeo Dallaire. Dallaire was the Commander of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda at the time of the genocide. It’s a tremendous and disturbing book to read. My only other experience with Rwanda, was the film Hotel Rwanda. I am not just interested in what happened over those 100 days but in the aftermath of the genocide as well.

The reading list comprises of 4 books, 1 article and possibly a re-read of Shake Hands With the Devil . I am starting with We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, by Philip Gourevitch.

Reading list

Shake Hands With The Devil, by Romeo Dallaire

We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, by Philip Gourevitch

Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak, by Jean Hatzfeld

A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and The Man Who Dreamed it, by Stephen Kinzer

As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda, by Catherine Claire Larson

Bystanders to Genocide, by Samantha Power (Atlantic article)

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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Books, In-Depth

 

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