What are the best books on the Rwanda genocide?

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    #1The Bishop of Rwanda

    The Bishop of Rwanda

    The Bishop of Rwanda is an autobiography by Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana that details his harrowing experience during the genocide in Rwanda and how he decided to help the victims by establishing the Sonrise orphanage and school.

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    Frank Jordan
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "very powerful book that show how cruel and barbaric people are very qrotesque reading but it had to be to show the extremity of the nature and how one can even forgive after something of this nature the book will show just how serious the Rwanda genocide was which made me aware of the miracle of the nation since then."
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    #2Hotel Rwanda (Script)

    Hotel Rwanda (Script)

    This book contains the script of the film Hotel Rwanda, a movie about Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Kigali, Rwanda where he saved 1268 people from the genocide. The book also contains actual pictures and several movie stills.

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    Timothy Mitchell
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "My personal belief is w must remember our tragic past so it’s possible for us to prevent it from happening again. This book on Rwanda is a perfect example of that. This book captures the events that n a caring and thoughtful way. Read this soon."
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    #3The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide

    The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide

    The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide is Gerard Prunier's account of the 1994 crisis in the small African nation Rwanda, particularly the role of European colonialists in feeding hatred among the different tribes in the nation.

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    Charles Jensen
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "If you are looking for a book about the Rwanda Crisis this is the one for you. It goes into great detail but it is very readable and really makes the think about humans and the things we are capable of. A good read if you are interested in stuff like this."
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    #4A People Betrayed

    A People Betrayed
    A People Betrayed by Linda Melvern is about Western countries' reluctance to send aid and prevent an expected bloodshed in Rwanda in 1994, where a million Tutsis died at the hands of the Hutus.
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    Jason Peterson
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "The series of books are well known and very recognizable for readers. The prices on Amazon are priced fair and at a very good price."
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    #5Me Against My Brother

    Me Against My Brother
    Me Against my Brother is a personal and firsthand account of Scott Peterson, a foreign correspondent who followed the Somalian civil war, the Holy War in Sudan and the genocide in Rwanda.
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    Shirley Yang
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I live in a city that took on many refugee immigrants from Somaila. I found this book to be very enlightening into their plight of life and how they ended up here. It shows the fight they have to have in order to just live life itself! Very insightful!"
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    #6Silent Accomplice

    Silent Accomplice
    Silent Accomplice is Andrew Wallis' book that paints France as a secret supporter of the Hutus, the tribe that killed almost 1 million Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. This book alleges France of giving military and financial aid to the Hutus.
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    Jordan Elliott
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "History books often glance over the ugliest histories. The silent accomplice delves into an ugly side of history."
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    #7Bloody Rwanda: The Genocide

    Bloody Rwanda: The Genocide
    Bloody Rwanda: The Genocide is Thomas L. Hodge II's book about the Rwanda massacres, where a million members of the Tutsi tribe were killed by the Hutus while the UN Security Council just sat back and watched.
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    Sandra Villegas
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The tales from Rwanda about the atrocities that have happened are hard to read. Bloody Rwanda: The Genocide is full of things I wish I never read."
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    #8Murambi, The Book of Bones

    Murambi, The Book of Bones

    Murambi, the Book of Bones is Boubacar Diop's novel about Cornelius, a teacher who came back to Rwanda after the genocide and tried to write a play about what led to the killings. It is translated to English by Fiona Mc Laughlin.

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    Henry Nguyen
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This is one of the many books on this topic. I'm not sure if it is the best but it likely has good info. "

Summary

Best What are the best books on the Rwanda genocide
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Bishop of RwandaBooks 25 Paid
2Hotel Rwanda (Script)Books 22 Paid
3The Rwanda Crisis: History of a GenocideBooks 22 Paid
4A People BetrayedBooks 20 Paid
5Me Against My BrotherBooks 18 Paid
6Silent AccompliceBooks 17 Paid
7Bloody Rwanda: The GenocideBooks 15 Paid
8Murambi, The Book of BonesBooks 14 Paid
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