Further reading


Many books, reports and articles have been written about Rwanda, the majority about the genocide.  The list below is not an exhaustive list, nor a complete bibliography of sources used as references for this book.  It is a small and personal selection of books, reports and websites which are either directly relevant to the issues covered in this book or which are informative or thought-provoking.  Most, though not all, of these publications are available in English and in French.


Thierry Cruvellier
Le tribunal des vaincus : un Nuremberg pour le Rwanda ?
Calmann-Levy, 2006

Alison Des Forges
Leave none to tell the story:  genocide in Rwanda
Human Rights Watch / Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme, 1999

Jean Hatzfeld
Une saison de machettes
Editions du Seuil, 2003

English translation:
A time for machetes:  the Rwandan genocide - the killers speak
Serpent’s Tail, 2005

Jean Hatzfeld
Dans le nu de la vie : récits des marais rwandais
Editions du Seuil, 2000

English translation:
Into the quick of life:  the Rwandan genocide - the survivors speak
Serpent’s Tail, 2005

Gérard Prunier
The Rwanda crisis:  history of a genocide
Columbia University Press, 1995

André Sibomana
Gardons espoir pour le Rwanda : entretiens avec Laure Guilbert et Hervé Deguine
Desclée de Brouwer, 1997
(updated edition, L’Harmattan, 2008)

Hope for Rwanda:  conversations with Laure Guilbert and Hervé Deguine
Translated and with a postscript by Carina Tertsakian
Pluto Press, 1999

Scott Straus
The order of genocide:  race, power and war in Rwanda
Cornell University Press, 2006

Websites and reports

Amnesty International
Numerous reports and statements on the human rights situation in Rwanda.

Avocats sans frontières
Information on the Rwandan justice system, genocide trials and gacaca.

Ensemble contre la peine de mort
La peine capitale au Rwanda : enquête dans les couloirs de la mort de la prison de Mpanga

Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme
Reports and statements on human rights and justice in Rwanda.

Front Line
Front Line Rwanda:  Disappearances, arrests, threats, intimidation and co-option of human rights defenders 2001-2004

Human Rights Watch
Numerous reports and statements on the human rights situation in Rwanda.

Reports and statements on the human rights situation in Rwanda, with a particular focus on prisons, genocide trials and gacaca.  Some, though not all, are available at www.liprodhor.org.rw

Penal Reform International
Detailed reports on gacaca and related issues.

Cyangugu Central Prison, Rwanda 2004 © Carina Tertsakian
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