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
This was my introduction to the genocide in Rwanda. - Goodreads
Well researched and thought out. - Goodreads
Maybe I just find his prose terribly dull. - Goodreads
Easy to read, good flow and a no nonsense approach. - Goodreads

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User Review  - D - Goodreads

somehow i missed this. a horrifying narration of the rwandan genocide, told through the lens of the extraordinary paul rusesabagina. obviously a wonderful companion piece to the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. Read full review

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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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