Conspiracy to Murder
Voted the Best Book on Africa by Foreign Affairs and Outstanding Academic Title in 2004 by Choice. Conspiracy to Murder is a gripping account of the most appalling event of the late 20th century: the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Linda Melvern’s damning indictment of almost all the key figures and institutions involved only serves to sharpen the horror of a tragedy that could have been avoided. Fully updated, this new edition includes an in-depth account of the genocide trials at the International Criminal Tribunal.
"A devastating account of the West's failure to act, in the face of clear evidence that a planned genocide was taking place." The Times "Melvern's Book is outstanding... Her research has been exhaustive and the clarity of her chronology is the most dfamning of all indictments against those who looked the other way in the years leading up to 1994." Robert Kirby, Mail & Guardian "The definitive account of the origins of the tragedy... essential." Choice "A meticulous reconstruction of how the genocide happened." New Internationalist "An epic and shaming story of culpability and missed opportunities... in the finest traditions of investigative journalism." John Pilger
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