353pp., maps, paperback, Reprint, London, (1999) 2015
First published in the USA in 1998.
Winner of the Guardian First Book award.
Philip Gourevitch on the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
"Gourevitch constructs a powerful indictment against international inaction ... In his meticulous journalistic reconstruction he drives home the point that this is a history like any other ... It is also a stark rebuttal of those who have tried to separate what happened in Nazi Germany and what happened in central Africa half a century later" Observer
Philip Gourevitch has written the book which is the key to these dramatic and terrifying events ... Should be compulsory reading ... for all UN officials involved in peace-keeping operations and humanitarian aid, from the Secretary General on down" Guardian
"Like the greatest war reporters, Philip Gourevitch raises the human banner in hell's mouth ... This volume establishes him as the peer of Michael Herr, Ryszard Kapuściński and Tobias Wolff. I think there is no limit to what we may expect from him." Robert Stone, author of Dog Soldiers
Philip Gourevitch is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former editor of The Paris Review. He was named one of the 100 Best Journalists of the Last 100 years by New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of Standard Operating Procedure/The Ballad of Abu Ghraib and A Cold Case.
Rory Stewart is the author of The Places In Between.