The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide

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Hurst, 1995 - Genocide - 424 pages
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Offering an up-to-date historical perspective which should enable readers to fathom how the brutal massacres of 800,000 Rwandese came to pass in 1994, this volume includes a new chapter that brings the analysis up to the end of 1996. Gerard Prunier probes into how the genocidal events in Rwanda were part of a deadly logic - a plan that served central political and economic interests - rather than a result of primordial tribal hatreds, a notion often invoked by the media to dramatize genocide.

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THE RWANDA CRISIS: History of a Genocide

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Painstaking analysis of the 1994 civil war in the central African nation of Rwanda, in which hundreds of thousands of civilians were slaughtered. Genocide seems a species of unforeseeable madness ... Read full review

The Rwanda crisis: history of a genocide

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One of the absolute and mystifying horrors of the late 20th century has been the carnage taking place in the small central African nation of Rwanda. It is also probably safe to say that it has been ... Read full review

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G rard Prunier is a renowned historian of contemporary Africa and author of the From Genocide to Continental War: The Congolese Conflict and the Crisis of Contemporary Africa and Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide, both published by Hurst.

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