We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Picador Classic

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Picador Classic

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Hailed by the guardian as one of the hundred greatest nonfiction books of all time, we wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families is a first-hand account one of the defining outrages of modern history, an unforgettable anatomy of rwanda’s decimation. As riveting as it is moving, it is a profound reckoning with humanity’s betrayal and its perseverance.

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With an introduction by rory stewart winner of the guardian first book award, a first-hand account one of the defining outrages of modern history. 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. In 1994, the rwandan government orchestrated a campaign of extermination, in which everyone in the hutu majority was called upon to murder everyone in the tutsi minority. Close to a million people were slaughtered in a hundred days, and the rest of the world did nothing to stop it. A year later, philip gourevitch went to rwanda to investigate the most unambiguous genocide since hitler’s war against the jews. Hailed by the guardian as one of the hundred greatest nonfiction books of all time, we wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families is a first-hand account one of the defining outrages of modern history, an unforgettable anatomy of rwanda’s decimation. As riveting as it is moving, it is a profound reckoning with humanity’s betrayal and its perseverance.

1 review for We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Picador Classic

  1. 4 out of 5

    Akintunde Akinsola (verified owner)

    One of the longest titles you will find on a book. Here is a recount of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

    Remember the 2004 movie, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ starring Don Cheadle as Paul Rusesabagina and Sophie Okonedo as his wife Tatiana?

    Well, this book is a bit of that, and a bigger picture of the events that saw Rwandan Hutus turn on their Tutsi brothers. They speak the same language.

    The accounts of this event by Phillip Gourevitch is both gruesome and triumphant at the same time. It begs to answer the question of justice, revenge and forgiveness. How the international community and some world powers directly and indirectly contributed to the bloodshed leaves you in a slight anger and you wonder what protection of human lives really is…Husbands killing wives, religious leaders killing followers, teachers killing students, doctors killing patients, neighbours killing one another, rape, torture, it goes on and on.

    The wanton recklessness at which religion, ethnicity and corruption is eating up the African continent is not to be missed here. It happened in Rwanda, it could happen again somewhere, anywhere…..


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