Rwanda Bibliography

I just finished reading Roméo Dallaire‘s Shake Hands with the Devil: the Failure of Humanity in Rwanda. It was put out by Random House Canada in 2004 and is an amazing read for anyone interested in the Rwandan conflict and genocide of the 1990s, told from the perspective of the Canadian General who led the UN peacekeeping mission during the genocide. At the back Dallaire makes suggestions for further reading, if anyone finds themselves as interested as I have become.

A Selected Bibliography:

I also looked around for filmic representations/treatments of what happened in Rwanda in 1994, and found a few. Both documentary and feature film, it’s important to recognize the abilities and limitations of each. Check out their reviews at imdb.com if you’re curious.

In an attempt to read something as different as possible from the books listed above, I’ve recently begun Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy.

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One Response to Rwanda Bibliography

  1. Keri says:

    ever the librarian. let me know how the new series goes – i am in need of some brain candy.

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