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 scandalthe book contains a full narrative account of how the genocide unfolded . A people betrayed the role of the west in rwandas genocide second linda melvern on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers events in rwanda in 1994 mark a landmark in the history of modern genocide up to one million people were killed in a planned public and political campaign in the face of indisputable evidence. It took me two years because most of the books on the rwandan genocide solely focus on the genocide a people betrayed provides the very complicated intertwined back story of belgians colonization and more importantly there is a line in the movie hotel rwanda where someone asks who is funding the hutus and the response is the french. A people betrayed the role of the west in rwandas genocide by linda melvern zed books 1995 six hundred thousand people died in rwanda in 1994 moderator jim lehrer reminded al gore and george w bush during the second presidential debate this past october. Fifteen years on this new edition examines the ongoing impact of the 1948 genocide convention and the shock waves rwanda caused around the world based on fresh interviews with key players and newly released documents a people betrayed is a shocking indictment of the way rwanda is and was forgotten and how today it is remembered in the west
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