We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

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Paw Prints, Jun 26, 2008 - Political Science - 355 pages
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

In April 1994, the Rwandan government called upon everyone in the Hutu majority to kill each member of the Tutsi minority, and over the next three months 800,000 Tutsis perished in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler's war against the Jews. Philip Gourevitch's haunting work is an anatomy of the war in Rwanda, a vivid history of the tragedy's background, and an unforgettable account of its aftermath. One of the most acclaimed books of the year, this account will endure as a chilling document of our time. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

In April 1994, the Rwandan government called upon everyone in the Hutu majority to kill each member of the Tutsi minority, and over the next three months 800,000 Tutsis perished in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler's war against the Jews. Philip Gourevitch's haunting work is an anatomy of the war in Rwanda, a vivid history of the tragedy's background, and an unforgettable account of its aftermath. One of the most acclaimed books of the year, this account will endure as a chilling document of our time.

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User Review  - larryerick - LibraryThing

This is not an easy book to review. Rwanda and the world's response to it is a mess. The genocide in Rwanda is an important subject, not only for the fact that it happened, but also because it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - LeslieHurd - LibraryThing

The title of this book is a sentence from a letter written by a group of Tutsi pastors writing on behalf of themselves and their congregants from the place they've taken refuge to their spiritual ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Philip Gourevitch is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a contributing editor to the Forward. He has reported from Africa, Asia, and Europe for a number of magazines, including Granta, Harper's, and The New York Review of Books. He lives in New York City.

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