Intimate Enemy

Intimate Enemy

Images and Voices of the Rwandan Genocide

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Provides a collection of interviews and photographs of perpetrators and victims of the Rwandan genocide.

MIT Press

Testimony and photographs from the Rwandan genocide, providing a rare look at bothperpetrators and survivors.

Testimony and photographs from the Rwandan genocide, providing a rare look at both perpetrators and survivors.

In 1994, an interim government in Rwanda orchestrated one of the world's worst mass crimes: a 100-day extermination campaign that took half a million lives. At the time, Rwanda's genocide went largely unnoticed by the outside world. Today there is growing interest in the Rwandan experience as many discover the horror that took place and seek to understand how and why violence of this character and magnitude could have happened in our time.

Intimate Enemy is a rare entrée into the logic, language, and imagery of Rwanda's violence. The book presents perpetrator testimony along with photographs of Rwandans, both perpetrators and survivors. The images and words are raw and unanalyzed; the reader is left to make sense of the killers and their would-be victims. Intimate Enemy challenges our assumptions about the genocide and about those who perpetrated it. It also prods us to consider how to represent and imagine violence on the scale of Rwanda.

Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781890951641
Branch Call Number: 967.571 LYONS
Characteristics: 185 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Straus, Scott 1970-


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