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

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Picador, 1999 - Genocide - 355 pages
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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  - 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 (1999)

The Paris Review" was founded in 1953 and has published early and important work by Philip Roth, V. S. Naipaul, Jeffrey Eugenides, A. S. Byatt, T. C. Boyle, William T. Vollmann, and many other writers who have given us the great literature of the past half century. Some of the magazine's greatest hits have been collected by Picador in "The Paris Review Book of People with Problems" as well as "The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms" and "The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, the Art of Writing, and Everything Else in the World Since 1953,"
Philip Gourevitch is the editor of "The Paris Review," a staff writer for "The New Yorker," and the author of "A Cold Case" and "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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