Books for Adults
Bradt Guide. (2009). Rwanda (4th Ed). Bucks, England: Bradt.
This is an excellent tourist guide.
Carr, Rosmand. (2000). Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda. New York: Plume.
Memoir of an exceptional American woman who lived in the Great Lakes Region of Africa including Rwanda beginning in 1945. Provides her long, historical view of the region.
Dallaire, Romeo. (2003). Shake Hands with the Devil. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers.
Detailed personal account by the UN General stationed in Rwanda during the genocide complete with facts and documentation.
Ensign, Margee & Bertrand, William. (2009). Rwanda: History and Hope. Washington, DC: Univ. of America Press.
A timely book for those who are interested in knowing more about today’s Rwanda; how it emerged from the horrors of Genocide to become a model of development and governance is a story to be told. —David McRae
Gourevitch, Philip. (1999). We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
One of the first accounts of the genocide by a journalist with detailed knowledge of the historical, social, and cultural context of Rwanda.
Kinzer, Stephen. (2008). Land of a Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Hagiographic account of Rwandan president Paul Kagame, the Tutsi refugee who organized the Rwandan Military Front in 1994 and helped halt the genocide in Rwanda. —Publishers Weekly