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Preview — Antelope's Strategy by Jean Hatzfeld
Antelope's Strategy (Rwanda #3)
One hot May morning in 2003, a crowd of Hutus who had participated in the genocidal killings of April 1994 in Rwanda filed out of prison and into the sunshine, singing hallelujahs, their freedom granted by presidential pardon. As they returned to their old villages, Tutsi survivors watched as the people who had killed their neighbors and families returned to the homes
In 1994, within one month's time, approximately 59,000 Tutsi's were slaughtered by their Hutu neighbors. Hatzfield, a French reporter, has published a trilogy on the survivors and the murderers. The Antelope Strategy in the final installment. Hatzfield has returned to Rwanda after the government has released a number of Hutu's after serving only seven years in prison as part of a reconciliation plan. Since the Tutsi's are herdsman and the Hutu's are ...more
In this book you see the evolution of Jean Hatzfeld with these two groups, the survivors and the killers, and his reflections on what is called ‘Reconciliation’ by the government - but is practically just the problem of living together. And it’s a beautiful book, it’s a book that’s incredibly deep. It ...more