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A Thousand Hills by Stephen Kinzer
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Oct 09, 2010

really liked it
Read in April, 2011

A very moving book. The author has tried to paint a balanced picture of the current situation in Rwanda, along with details of the past. I wish the country and Paul Kagame very best in their fight against poverty and under-development.

Some of my previous impressions changed while some others got reinforced by this book. For eg., what ever little respect I had for the French Government is completely gone. Their role in the Rwandan genocide proves that the colonial 'powers' still mess around with developing countries if given a chance. Also, my already poor impression about the NGOs or the Western 'Human rights' organizations has been further strengthened. They do more harm than good. Every time.

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