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Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey (edition 1997)
by Fergal Keane
Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey by Fergal Keane
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140247602, Paperback)Fergal Keane, an Irish journalist, formerly BBC correspondent in South Africa, was sent in 1994 to cover the war in Rwanda that had left one million Tutsis dead, most of them gruesomely hacked to death by their Hutu neighbors. The power of this account lies in Keane's profound emotional shock at barely imaginable cruelty, and in the personal testimony of the survivors he interviewed. Keane also searches for meaning. Like many familiar with Africa, he rejects the too easy explanation of "tribal hatred," with its assumption that the problem is intractable and internal. He emphasizes instead the economic and class disparities driving a political bloodlust, reminiscent perhaps of revolutionary France. Even though understanding such atrocity seems out of reach, Keane bears eloquent witness to evil.
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Story of the author's journey into Rwanda in 1994 as part of a BBC team recording a documentary on the country's genocidal war, recalling the horrors of the conflict that resulted in the murder of up to one million Tutsis by the Hutus in only 100 days.
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