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Each week we review a book that we considered of importance to the Great Lake Region of Africa and beyond

Oct
31

BOOK REVIEW: LE CHÂTEAU: The Lives of Prisoners in Rwanda

A shockingly informative tale of young and old men and women living in conditions that challenge our conception about human rights, personal space and justice. Le Chateau is a book written by Carina Tertsakian, a British national and a renown Human Rights Watch’s…

Oct
31

La RDC ou la République des Inconscients

By Congo Collectif SOS RDCongo Le réquisitoire du sénateur Modeste Mutinga, dans son ouvrage intitulé « RD Congo, la République des inconscients », pose une question fondamentale. « Ceux qui dirigent la RDC sont-ils des hommes d’Etat ou, tout simplement, des politiciens ?…

Oct
31

Kagame’s Hidden War in the Congo

Kagame’s Hidden War in the Congo is a review by Howard W. French of the following three books from The New York Review of Books Magazine. Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe, by Gérard Prunier,…

Oct
31

A Question to Immaculee Ilibagiza and Pauline Kayitare

I have always admired how stonger both ladies, Immaculee and Pauline came out of the tragedy that befelled their respective families and their will to pass on the message of forgiveness and courage to our generation. But I have a question to ask.…

Oct
31

A different book on Rwanda: “La bataille de Kigali.”

I recently ordered and received the book titled “Rwanda: La bataille de Kigali.” It speaks to me in a particular way. It’s an untold story about the conquest of the Rwandan capital city KIGALI by the Rwandan Patriotic Front. I decided to buy…