Paperback Rwanda 1994 : genocide in the 'Land of a thousand hills' / Benyamin Neuberger.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Sheffield : Equinox Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781781795804 (pbk.) :
It is now more than two decades since the world stood idly by, witnessing the genocide taking place in Rwanda in 1994. During the 100 days of killing nearly 1 million men, women and children were murdered. In many ways, the Rwandan genocide marked the victory of evil: not only were people murdered by their own countrymen, neighbours, friends and religious leaders, but it was a genocide that had been foreseen and that could have been prevented. This book explores the genocide's historical background, the genocidal ideology and political context (its perpetrators and victims, and the strategy and 'methodology' of the killings); its international dimensions (in particular the involvement or calculated non-involvement of France, the U.S., Belgium, the UN and the other African countries); and the dire question of whether the world could have prevented the massacre.
224 pages : illustrations, maps