Darcy Lockman

From Rwanda, the New Yorker writer Philip Gourevitch reports on the government-ordained slaughter of some 800,000 Tutsis by the Hutu majority during the spring and summer of 1994. (The title comes from a letter Tutsi refugees write to a Hutu pastor, begging for help; he turns them down.) Replete with irony and allegory, and reminiscent of Michael Herr’s Dispatches, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with our Families offers searing firsthand accounts of atrocity.

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