We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

By Philip Gourevitch
Read by Jeff Cummings

11.35 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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In April of 1994, the government of Rwanda called on everyone in the Hutu majority to kill everyone in the Tutsi minority. Over the next three months, 800,000 Tutsis were murdered in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler’s war against the Jews. Philip Gourevitch’s haunting work is an anatomy of the killings in Rwanda, a vivid history of the genocide’s background, and an unforgettable account of what it means to survive in its aftermath.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction

Winner of the 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest

Winner of the 1998 Cornelius Ryan Award

Winner of the 1999 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

Winner of the 1999 Guardian First Book Award

Winner of the 1999 George Polk Book Award for Foreign Reporting

A 1998 New York Times Best Book for Nonfiction

In April of 1994, the government of Rwanda called on everyone in the Hutu majority to kill everyone in the Tutsi minority. Over the next three months, 800,000 Tutsis were murdered in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler’s war against the Jews. Philip Gourevitch’s haunting work is an anatomy of the killings in Rwanda, a vivid history of the genocide’s background, and an unforgettable account of what it means to survive in its aftermath.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[It is the] sobering voice of witness that Gourevitch has vividly captured in his work.” New York Times Book Review
“The most important book I have read in many years…[Gourevitch] examines [the genocidal war in Rwanda] with humility, anger, grief, and a remarkable level of both political and moral intelligence.” Los Angeles Times
“Astonishing…[Gourevitch] is masterful at placing the unspeakability of mass murder into actual people’s mouths and inhabiting it in actual people’s stories.” Newsday
“A staggeringly good book…Gourevitch’s beautiful writing drives you deep into Rwanda, his brilliant reportage tells you everything that can be seen from an event beyond imagining or explaining.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“A sobering, revealing, and deeply thoughtful chronicle.” Boston Globe
“Shocking and important…clear and balanced…the voice in this book is meticulous and humane.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“An ardent story that will command listeners’ attention and touch their emotions. Cummings bridges the gap between the audience and the events of 1994 by transporting them to Africa during some of Rwanda’s darkest days.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Philip Gourevitch

Philip Gourevitch is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a contributing editor to Forward. He has reported from Africa, Asia, and Europe for a number of magazines, including Granta, Harper’s, and the New York Review of Books. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English