We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

Philip Gourevitch
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.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.


Reviewed: 2020-05-27
To put it bluntly, this is an amazing book. The author does a great job of presenting a wildly complicated situation from as many angles as necessary, without straying too far into presenting a "balanced" view that the truth gets obscured. He uses a great combination of chronology and good writing so that everything comes at the right time and additional pieces of information fit into the framework he set up. I'd strongly recommend this to just about everyone, but especially to millennials and anyone else who, for whatever reason, was not entirely cognizant of world events in the 1990s.
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