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â Read ¿ We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Philip Gourevitch ¿ I was astoundingly ignorant about what happened after the initial 100 day massacre This isn t only my fault Gourevitch shows how Western media and governments completely ignored and misrepresented what happened in Rwanda and Zaire And you don t kill 1,000,000 humans in four weeks without huge long term fallout The median age in Rwanda is now 18 years, 43% of the population is aged 14 or under, and 63% of the country lives under the poverty line 52% of children die before reaching 5 years of age.
This is not an easy book to read But Gourevitch takes a tragedy about which most of the world knows very little the genocide of Rwandan Tutsis in 1994 and he thoroughly explores it, and along the way he humanizes it This is a story about genocide, about war and politics, yes, but over it s a story about the people who lived through the horror of genocide, and those who died Gourevitch talks to anyone who will tell him their story, it seems survivors of the genocide, military officials, humanitarian aid workers, politicians, and even accused and confessed murderers, and he tries to make sense of how such a large scale monstrosity could occur, and how it could be so easily ignored by the rest of the world He condemns the UN and Western nations rather harshly, but long before you reach t In April Of , The Government Of Rwanda Called On Everyone In The Hutu Majority To Kill Everyone In The Tutsi Minority Over The Next Three Months Tutsis Were Murdered In The Most Unambiguous Case Of Genocide Since Hitler S War Against The Jews Philip Gourevitch S Haunting Work Is An Anatomy Of The Killings In Rwanda, A Vivid History Of The Genocide S Background, And An Unforgettable Account Of What It Means To Survive In Its Aftermath It would seem that such a brutal ordeal would be beneath us in the 1990 s, the stuff of darker days such as what occurred during the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide, but sadly the Rwandan Genocide not only took place less than thirty years ago, but little effort was made initially to stop it This book is much than just writing It s a shocking but necessary piece of history discussing the experiences of those who lived and died back in 1994, as well as what led up to the genocide If one thing is made clear, there will never be any excuse as to why this incident occurred in the first place While the blame could be laid on several factors contributing, what speaks volumes louder are the people affected, mostly the Tutsi population While Africa may seem a long way away for many readers, this book really puts things into perspective we always think that could never be us It happened, therefore it can happen again this is the core of what we have to say It can happen, and it can happen everywhere.
Primo LeviHow do you rate a book about genocide On the merits of the reporting On its balanced or just interpretation of history On its tone or political slant On the first hand accounts presented On your personal horror at both reading about what happened, and at probing the limits of your own ignorance How did I not know this The 5 stars is first and foremost a Thank You to Gourevitch for writing such a well documented, historically detailed, passionate account of the Rwandan genocide After reading We Wish to Inform You, I am than ashamed that I knew very little of the tragedies Rwandans suffered during the 1990s and beyond, past and p I read this book while volunteering in Burundi, a country that has experienced a parallel civil conflict to that of Rwanda, but with much less international attention The book is full of chilling stories, exposing both the horror of the actions of the Rwanda orchestrators of the genocide, the willing and complicit participants in carrying out the genocide, and the willful inaction and facilitation of the conflict by international actors, including the U.
S government Most striking to me was the sheer volume of stories in which important local religious leaders figured Many trusted pastors purposefully gathered their parishioners together so that the Interahamwe militias would be able to slaughter them efficiently The title of the book comes from one of these stories, in which the parishioners write to their pastor and to local officials asking for their intervention only to be told th This was fantastic A blending of superb writing and journalistic skills, to tell both the individual and national stories of the Rwandan genocide I was marking sections in my book to quote from, but I ended up with 20 passages It answered all of my own questions of how it happened, why international governments or agencies didn t step in to help and what happened afterwards Essential reading.
All at once, as it seemed, something we could have only imagined was upon us and we could still only imagine it This is what fascinates me most in existence the peculiar necessity of imagining what is, in fact, real.
This was a very difficult book to read, and an even harder book to review If it wasn t for my library s year long reading challenge, and the prompt to read a book written by a journalist , I never would have even picked this up But I m so glad I did, however horrible it was to read It explained a lot of the questions I had about this dark time My only other knowledge of the Rwandan Genocide came entirely from the film Hotel Rwanda, which really only showed a select part of the story, and left a great deal of context out It s a fantastic film, and I do really recommend it, but this book definitely far surpasses it in terms
NON VI DIMENTICHEREMO Murambi, tombe collettive.
Questa non solo una storia africana Non solo una lotta tra hutu e tutsi una storia che riguarda l umanit intera Perch non esistono essere umani pi umani degli altri.
Murambi, Memoriale del Genocidio.
Nel pi piccolo paese dell Africa, il Rwanda, in un territorio di poco pi grande della Sicilia, in un paesaggio che a volte ricorda le Langhe, altre la Svizzera, tra il 6 aprile e la met di luglio del 1994 si consumato il genocidio pi cruento e rapido della storia dell umanit si calcola che in circa cento giorni siano stati uccisi un milione di rwandesi, per la maggior parte tutsi il calcolo attualmente si avvicinato al milione e duecentomila morti, di cui i tutsi furono l 80% Gli assassini furono efficientissimi e riuscirono ad ammazzare anche pi di diecimila persone in un solo giorno quattrocento morti all ora, uno ogni sette mi When I would tell my friends about how great of a book this is, I got a lot of, I can t read that, it s too upsetting This came from my progressive, non profit sector, CSA share owning friends And I know what they mean But seriously, you should read this book anyway.
And not just because it s important to understand the things that have gone on in this world during our time and before in order to change the future Also because Gourevitch discusses some things in this book that I ve never read discussion of anywhere else.
For instance, he writes about Rwanda s then Vice President and now President Kagame Because he was not an ideologue, Kagame was often called a pragmatist But that suggests an indifference to principle and he sought to make a principle of being being rati