We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda Philip Gourevitch

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

Author: Philip Gourevitch
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Book Title
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
Author
Philip Gourevitch
ISBN
9780312243357
An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity. This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone in the Hutu majority to murder everyone in the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech--largely by machete--it was carried out at shocking speed: some 800,000 people were exterminated in a hundred days. A Tutsi pastor, in a letter to his church president, a Hutu, used the chilling phrase that gives Philip Gourevitch his title. With keen dramatic intensity, Gourevitch frames the genesis and horror of Rwanda's genocidal logic in the anguish of its aftermath: the mass displacements, the temptations of revenge and the quest for justice, the impossibly crowded prisons and refugee camps. Through intimate portraits of Rwandans in all walks of life, he focuses on the psychological and political challenges of survival and on how the new leaders of postcolonial Africa went to war in the Congo when resurgent genocidal forces threatened to overrun central Africa. Can a country composed largely of perpetrators and victims create a cohesive national society? This moving contribution to the literature of witness tells us much about the struggle everywhere to forge sane, habitable political orders, and about the stubbornness of the human spirit in a world of extremity. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Philip GourevitchPublisher: Picador USAPublished: 09/04/1999ISBN: 9780312243357Pages: 355Weight: 0.76lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.54w x 0.95dAward: Helen Bernstein Book Award - WinnerAward: Guardian First Book Award - WinnerReview Citations: New York Times 09/12/1999 pg. 42Publishers Weekly Best Books 01/01/1998 pg. 46New York Times 12/05/1999 pg. 105Christian Century 02/27/2002 pg. 30

An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity.

This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone in the Hutu majority to murder everyone in the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech--largely by machete--it was carried out at shocking speed: some 800,000 people were exterminated in a hundred days. A Tutsi pastor, in a letter to his church president, a Hutu, used the chilling phrase that gives Philip Gourevitch his title.

With keen dramatic intensity, Gourevitch frames the genesis and horror of Rwanda's genocidal logic in the anguish of its aftermath: the mass displacements, the temptations of revenge and the quest for justice, the impossibly crowded prisons and refugee camps. Through intimate portraits of Rwandans in all walks of life, he focuses on the psychological and political challenges of survival and on how the new leaders of postcolonial Africa went to war in the Congo when resurgent genocidal forces threatened to overrun central Africa.

Can a country composed largely of perpetrators and victims create a cohesive national society? This moving contribution to the literature of witness tells us much about the struggle everywhere to forge sane, habitable political orders, and about the stubbornness of the human spirit in a world of extremity.

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Philip Gourevitch
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 09/04/1999
ISBN: 9780312243357
Pages: 355
Weight: 0.76lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.54w x 0.95d
Award: Helen Bernstein Book Award - Winner
Award: Guardian First Book Award - Winner

Review Citations: New York Times 09/12/1999 pg. 42
Publishers Weekly Best Books 01/01/1998 pg. 46
New York Times 12/05/1999 pg. 105
Christian Century 02/27/2002 pg. 30

An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity.

This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone in the Hutu majority to murder everyone in the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech--largely by machete--it was carried out at shocking speed: some 800,000 people were exterminated in a hundred days. A Tutsi pastor, in a letter to his church president, a Hutu, used the chilling phrase that gives Philip Gourevitch his title.

With keen dramatic intensity, Gourevitch frames the genesis and horror of Rwanda's genocidal logic in the anguish of its aftermath: the mass displacements, the temptations of revenge and the quest for justice, the impossibly crowded prisons and refugee camps. Through intimate portraits of Rwandans in all walks of life, he focuses on the psychological and political challenges of survival and on how the new leaders of postcolonial Africa went to war in the Congo when resurgent genocidal forces threatened to overrun central Africa.

Can a country composed largely of perpetrators and victims create a cohesive national society? This moving contribution to the literature of witness tells us much about the struggle everywhere to forge sane, habitable political orders, and about the stubbornness of the human spirit in a world of extremity.

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Philip Gourevitch
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 09/04/1999
ISBN: 9780312243357
Pages: 355
Weight: 0.76lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.54w x 0.95d
Award: Helen Bernstein Book Award - Winner
Award: Guardian First Book Award - Winner

Review Citations: New York Times 09/12/1999 pg. 42
Publishers Weekly Best Books 01/01/1998 pg. 46
New York Times 12/05/1999 pg. 105
Christian Century 02/27/2002 pg. 30