This is an informative book which taught me a lot about the Rwandan genocide, and left me bitterly disappointed in the actions (or lack of) of the international community. Yet, despite the subject matter, this book manages to finish with a feeling of hope.
This book is an example of what journalism should be, relating the known facts and including interviews with individuals on either side of the tragedy. Gourevitch is a highly talented author, skilled at drawing the reader into the events as they unfold, and painting beautifully vivid pictures of the scenes he is confronted with.
This is a must read for anyone interested in history, international politics or human rights, and I would venture to recommend it, even to those with no interest in these subjects.
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