The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide

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Hurst, 1998 - Genocide - 424 pages
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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Gérard 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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