The Rwanda Crisis, 1959-1994: History of a Genocide

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Hurst, 1995 - Genocide - 389 pages
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This text analyzes the events leading up to genocidal conflicts in Rwanda during 1994 and discusses the country's prospects in their aftermath. In tracing the political machinations that preceded the genocide, the author argues that there was a carefully orchestrated plan which set the killings in motion. For Prunier, therefore, the Hutu-Tutsi conflict was not the result of insatiable bloodlust and ancestral hatreds, but an act of political mass murder. Accordingly, he delineates the leading political actors and explains their role in events of 1991-1994.

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THE RWANDA CRISIS: History of a Genocide

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Painstaking analysis of the 1994 civil war in the central African nation of Rwanda, in which hundreds of thousands of civilians were slaughtered. Genocide seems a species of unforeseeable madness ... Read full review

The Rwanda crisis: history of a genocide

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One of the absolute and mystifying horrors of the late 20th century has been the carnage taking place in the small central African nation of Rwanda. It is also probably safe to say that it has been ... Read full review

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