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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, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
feel slightly at odds about saying I loved it. Its a great read and deeply disturbing on a number of levelsPublished 11 days ago by wahineuk
I suppose one of the most terrifying things about this book is that all of these events took place in the 1990s and there were enough Western eyes present to do more and they did... Read morePublished 1 month ago by keen reader
A really amazing read. I was recommended it and have since bought it for two friends. If you are interested in the Rwandan genocide, this book is an excellent place to start. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anna Leigh
I bought this book on a whim because I was using university module reading lists as a guide to new books to buy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Magdalena C