#36 — We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch

Rating: 3/5

  • Basically, it’s all Belgium’s fault. The Hutus and Tutsis lived together and intermarried for generations. Then the Belgians came and declared the Tutsis as being the more superior group as they were taller, skinnier, and had more “Anglo” features. The Tutsis were given the advantages; then all hell broke loose during independence when the tables were turned
  • A lot of interviews were interspersed throughout but there wasn’t really a rhyme or reason to the organization of the book and was hard to follow at times. All you need to really know is explained above
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