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This program is read by the author. *Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award* An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity. This remarkable audiobook 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...read more
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...read more
Un extraordinario reportaje, ganador de numerosos premios internacionales, sobre el genocidio ruandés. El 6 de abril de 1994, el avión del presidente de Ruanda fue abatido por un misil. Al día siguiente el gobierno animaba a la mayoría hutu a asesinar a sus vecinos tutsis junto con aquellos hutus que intentasen protegerlos. De este modo daba comienzo el mayor genocidio de las últimas décadas. En los cien días que transcurrieron hasta que el Frente Patriótico Ruandés, la guerrilla tutsi, puso fin a la masacre haciéndose con el control del país, murieron 800.000 personas según los cálculos más conservadores, casi 10.000 al día, 400 a la hora, 7 por minuto; la mayoría...read more