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by Linda Melvern

  • ISBN: 185649831X
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Linda Melvern
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zed Books (November 18, 2000)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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  • Rating: 4.4
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In Rwanda in 1994 one million people were killed in a planned, public and political campaign. For six years Linda Melvern has worked on the story of this horrendous crime, and this book, a classic piece of investigative journalism, is the result. Its new and startling information has the making of an international scandal. In Rwanda in 1994 one million people were killed in a planned, public and political campaign.

Events in Rwanda in 1994 mark a landmark in the history of modern genocide. In this classic of investigative journalism, Linda Melvern tells the compelling story of what happened. Up to one million people were killed in a planned public and political campaign. In the face of indisputable evidence, the Security Council of the United Nations failed to respond. A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide.

Linda Melvern describes and documents in detail the role of the West in the genocide.

Linda Melvern is an investigative journalist and writer. Linda Melvern describes and documents in detail the role of the West in the genocide. Do you think you can fork out some money for the truth? I think this book is certainly worth any money.

Linda Melvern's book, A People Betrayed, The Role . First, Melvern describes Boutros-Ghali's early role in securing the sale of arms from Egypt to the Rwandan Hutu regime.

Linda Melvern's book, A People Betrayed, The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide, lays bare the political intrigue, complacency, ineptitude, negligence, and downright malevolence which led to this preventable tragedy. Melvern notes that some believe that the original intent of the eventual French intervention, "Operation Turquoise," was an effort to divide Rwanda into two regions, like Cyprus, thus preserving an alliance with the Hutu extremists, whose French was so fluent.

This book by Prof Linda Melvern is a must read if you truly want to understand some of the key aspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In 1994 up to one million people were killed in Rwanda in a deliberate, public and political campaign. For five years, Linda Melvern has worked on the story of this great crime, and this book, a classic piece of investigative journalism, is the result. The new and startling information this book contains has the making of an international scandal.

For five years, Linda Melvern has worked on the story of this great crime, and this book, a classic piece of. .I bought this at a genocide memorial in Kigali.

For five years, Linda Melvern has worked on the story of this great crime, and this book, a classic piece of investigative journalism, is the result. It is a very frank discussion about how the West and the UN failed Rwanda in the genocide, recounting the events leading up to the disaster and the. Tam incelemeyi okuyun.

Part of the horror of Rwanda is that we think of genocide as belonging to an age we had left behind. Gaillard, a medieval scholar, said that the apocalypse in Rwanda was prefigured in the works of Breughel and in the cast of characters consigned to the Inferno in The Divine Comedy. As Melvern shows, the 1994 genocide was planned in detail.

Of course any book these days can find someone or other to sing its praises, and almost all do. Mostly they are to be ignored. This is not one of those books

In 1994 up to one million people were killed in Rwanda in a deliberate, public and political campaign. For five years, Linda Melvern has worked on the story of this great crime, and this book, a classic piece of investigative journalism, is the result. The new and startling information this book contains has the making of an international scandal. Melvern reveals how the great powers failed to heed the warnings of the coming catastrophe, andrefused to recognize the genocide when it began, ignoring obligations under international law, specifically the genocide convention. A set of secret documents leaked to the author from within the Security Council proves that the circumstances of the genocide were suppressed or ignored.
Reviews about A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide (4):
Early Waffle
Compared to Romeo Dellaire's "Shaking hands with the devil", which is a kind of diary of the facts occured in Rwanda, Melvern's workpiece is not as thorough as this one. Nevertheless, "A people betrayed..." is such an accurate piece of investigation which depicts the reality of the genocide and is backed by lots of precise documentation.
NI_Rak
`Quite extraordinary: precise, and yet overwhelming; a fine balance in the face of depravity... Linda Melvern has written an extraordinary account of the Rwanda genocide, and the shocking failure of the West to lift a finger... What Melvern demonstrates so powerfully is that where Western geopolitical interests are absent, Western morality and `civilised' concerns are nowhere to be found ... A brave and compelling book.' - Professor Richard Falk, Center of International Studies, Princeton University
`This is a devastating account of lies, deceit, complacency and tragic neglect.... All we can hope is that this fine book will provide lessons for the future, because it provides all of us who lobby and campaign for early warning systems and conflict prevention with invaluable evidence. Looking around the world, you wonder what has been learnt since 1994. Linda Melvern deserves our thanks for investing so much in breaking the silence and revealing the truth.' - Glenys Kinnock, MEP; Chair, Forum on Early Warning And Early Response (FEWER)
'What happened in Rwanda is one of the most appalling, heartbreaking tragedies that the world has known. Why did it occur? And what more could have been done to prevent it? This serious, very thorough attempt to answer those questions will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand what happened. This is a powerful and important book.' - The Right Reverend Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford
`A riveting and well-researched account of the horrendous crimes committed in Rwanda while an indifferent world, to its shame, looked the other way. There are grim lessons here for everyone, from international statesmen and politicians to responsible citizens and decent human beings everywhere' - Dame Margaret Anstee
'This is a very important book. It is a book that a large number of people should read....what is good about the book is that it shows the big picture. It shows the failure that actually took place. It tells the story of what really happened. An outstandingly good book... ...compelling.....its content is exceptional.' - Colin Keating, Secretary for Justice, New Zealand Ministry of Justice, and former New Zealand Ambassador to the UN
Gholbimand
Probably, the story of Rwandan genocide is the most shocking international scandal of the post World War II era. The book is a brilliant reconstruction of that time, written with amazing clarity and based on well established facts.
In three months of 1994 about one million people was killed in organised genocide. The killing rate was five times faster than that achieved by the Nazis during WWII holocaust. But on the contrary to the Nazis, the Rwandan genocide happened in the full light of the international media, with the full knowledge of the UN Security Council and the Western governments.
Linda Melvern describes and documents in detail the role of the West in the genocide.
The story is so bad that almost all of the publishers in the UK refused to publish this book with comments like "the story is really too awful" or "I cannot see people forking out money to read about such an unspeakable subject..."
Do you think you can fork out some money for the truth? I think this book is certainly worth any money.
Ger
After all the fine words and 'never agains' the truth is out. Genocide will slip right in front of major organs of news and nothing happens to stop it.
This short but detailed account of the Rwanda genocide 1994 is both low-key and shocking and needs examination.

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