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
28 Reviews
'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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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

Philip Gourvetich's "We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families" is a heart-wrenching account of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It's estimated 1 million Tutsis (and some ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

3.25 stars This is a history of Rwanda leading up to, focusing on, and continuing beyond the genocide in 1994. This wasn't quite what I expected. I was expecting stories from the survivors of the ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Philip Gourevitch was born in 1961. He is a staff writer at the New Yorker, and was one of the first reporters to enter Rwanda after the 1994 massacre. "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families" has received rapturous plaudits since its publication in 1999, and has received numerous international awards. Gourevitch visited Australia in 1999.

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