Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace


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Yale University Press
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6.4 X 1.3 X 9.2 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author

Susan Thomson is associate professor of peace and conflict studies at Colgate University. In 1994, she was program officer for the United Nations Development Programme and present in Rwanda during the crisis. She lives in Hamilton, NY.


"An insightful and unique bottom-up examination of two decades of rule by the RPF, and a much needed warning that structural violence in today's Rwanda may again mutate into lethal conflict."--Filip Reyntjens, author of Political Governance in Post-Genocide Rwanda
"This is the best guide to an understanding of a society torn to bits by genocide. Thomson cuts through the veil of prejudice and ignorance surrounding one of the continent's most controversial dictatorships in a way no other book does. Truly excellent."--René Lemarchand, University of Florida
"An indispensable guide to the complex politics in Rwanda since the genocide of 1994. Based on years of research and a longstanding interest in the experiences of ordinary Rwandans, this accessible and nuanced study challenges many assumptions on the role of the state in the East African country."--Catharine Newbury, author of The Cohesion of Oppression
"A powerful and important reexamination of the history of the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath under Paul Kagame. This is a book that challenges much of the received knowledge about Rwanda's recovery from one of the worst bouts of atrocity in the 20th Century, and deserves reading by anyone who wishes to understand this country's many modern traumas."--Howard W. French, author of A Continent for the Taking

"A vital contribution towards understanding the link between Rwanda's 1994 genocide and its current precarious peace."--Anjan Sundaram, author of Bad News