We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

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Picador, 2000 - Genocide - 355 pages
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'I know few books, fiction or non-fiction, as compelling as Philip Gourevitch's account of the Rwandan genocide' Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm 'Like the greatest war reporters, Philip Gourevitch raises the human banner in hell's mouth . . . This volume establishes him as the peer of Michael Herr, there is no limit to what we may expect from him' Robert Stone 'Magnificent, terrifying . . . Gourevitch's account is factual, unemotional - and utterly gut-wrenching . . . The great achievement of his book is that it allows us to imagine this unimaginable crime . . . and those who stood by, human beings all' Irish Times 'A sparkling jewel that shone no matter what angle you looked at it from' Amanda Foreman 'Gourevitch constructs a powerful indictment against international inaction . . . In his meticulous journalistic reconstruction he drives home the point that this is a history like any other . . . It is also a stark rebuttal of those who have tried to separate what happened in Nazi Germany and what happened in central Africa half a century later' Observer 'Philip Gourevitch has written the book which is the key to these dramatic and terrifying events . . . Should be compulsory reading . . . for all UN officials involved in peace-keeping operations and humanitarian aid, from the Secretary General on down' Guardian

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Yes, it was hard to read. - Goodreads
Good journalism, engaging writing. - Goodreads
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Well researched and thought out. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

This book is very well-written and interesting. I learned so much about Rwandan genocide that I had not been aware of, particularly the reaction of the West ("Africans are always killing each other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

This book drifted between war stories, political stories and the personal stories that reveal the impact of war and politics on everyday people. The Rwandan genocide deserves more in the way of documentation and remembrance but the Rwandan people have a good historian in Philip Gourevitch. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Philip Gourevitch, a staff writer at "The New Yorker", lives in New York City. His last book, "We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda" (FSG, 1998), won the National Book Critics Circle & Los Angeles Times Book Awards.

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