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Horrific yet brilliantly written,
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This review is from: The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide (Paperback)
I take my cap off to Gerard Prunier who has written a magnificently detailed history on the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Unlike many books on Rwanda which simply read like travel guides or personal accounts, this book contains a very thorough history of Rwanda, from the the late 19th century, to the Lake Kivu crisis of 1996/97.
All important historical figures, such as the first president of an independent Rwanda, Gregiore Kayibanda through to Jean Kambanda and the leader of the Tutsi guerilla group the Rwandan Patriotic Front, Paul Kagame. There is alot of information to take in, but it is a rewarding read which is never dull for a moment throughout the book. But then again, I happen to be particularly interested in this region of Africa! :-)