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Rwanda, republic in east central Africa, bounded on the north by Uganda, on the east by Tanzania, on the south by Burundi, and on the west by Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire). Rwanda covers an area of 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq mi), and Kigali is its capital and largest city.



Destexhe, Alain.Trans. Alison Marschner. Rwanda and Genocide in the Twentieth Century. New York University Press, 1995. The secretary-general of the humanitarian group “Doctors Without Borders” assails world complacency about the tragedy in Rwanda.

Gourevitch, Philip. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda. Farrar Straus & Giroux 1998. Reprint St. Martin's, 1999. Causes and effects of Rwanda's 1994 genocide and tales from those who survived.

Khan, Shaharyar M. Shallow Graves of Rwanda. Tauris, 2000. A candid account of the UN's role in Rwanda before and during the massacre.

Keane, Fergal. Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey. Viking, 1996. Penguin, 1997. A journalist's account of ethnic violence in Rwanda.

Peterson, Scott. Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda. Routledge, 2000. Illustrates how U.S. preventive action might have averted the Rwandan genocide.

Prunier, Gerard. The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide. Columbia University Press, 1995. A French political analyst's well-researched perspective.

Sibomana, Andre. Hope for Rwanda. Pluto, 1999. An acclaimed condemnation of the current regime that expresses hope for Rwanda's future; published after the author's death.


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