We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families part one

So far, I have really enjoyed this book. It has been one of the few that I have actually wanted to read. The author, Philip Gourevitch, wrote it in a way that makes it easy and interesting to read. It was nice that he wrote about the history, but he also included different people’s stories that actually went through it. It gave a more in-depth and intimate look into what was going on. He began the book by talking about where the killings began. They started in the capital city of Kigali. It then talks about the massacre that took place in Nyarubuye. Many refugees were hiding out in a church there when the Hutus came and killed them. A similar situation happened in the village Mugonero. Refugees hid in the church and hospital there but were found and killed. Bisero was the only place in Rwanda where Tutsis came together in large number and mounted an attack against Hutus. In the beginning of Rwanda’s history, Hutus and Tutsis mixed. However, when the Hamitic hypothesis came out they began to stay separate, and Tutsis were the ones who were the elite. Then a Belgian colonel named Guy Logiest helped spark a revolution where Hutus took over the government, and a republic was established. The Rwandese Patriotic Front invaded Rwanda on October 1st, 1990. This helped spark the Kibilira massacre which many see as the beginning of the genocide. Although many people only looked out for themselves, there were people who took care of many refugees. A man named Paul who ran the Hotel des Mille Collines took in hundreds of refugees and protected them from massacre. I thought this was very interesting, and it gave me a glimmer of hope for the world because it shows that there are people who will do what is right in the face of adversity. There was very little international help, but France did get involved and sent troops in to try and help, although it wasn’t very effective. Overall, I am really enjoying this book so far.

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