Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad Audiobook, by Michela Wrong Play Audiobook Sample

Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad Audiobook

Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad Audiobook, by Michela Wrong Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Michela Wrong Publisher: PublicAffairs Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 12.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 9.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549187445

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Longest Chapter Length:

72:39 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:48 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

43:18 minutes

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Publisher Description

A powerful investigation into a grisly killing that leads to an unravelling of the benign image of Rwanda, a country showered with Western aid while its leaders began a bloody killing spree of their political opponents.

In the late 1980s four driven young men helped establish a revolutionary movement which wrested Rwanda from the clutches of a genocidal regime. Their rebel group liberated the country and brought development to a previously impoverished land, widely lauded today as the Switzerland of Africa. Or at least, that's what is supposed to have happened.

In fact, as Michela Wrong reveals in intimate detail, the Rwanda story went off the rails almost immediately. The rebel movement's charismatic leader was killed, possibly by his own deputies, his murder concealed. The guerrilla group - which may well have triggered the genocide it claims to have brought to an end -- was taken over by the most ruthless and cold-blooded of the four, who made revenge a signature of his rule. Brushing aside friendships going back to school days, he has ruthlessly pursued his former comrades-in-arms, even into exile. The price of dissent is death.

Do Not Disturb is an unflinching portrait of a regime dependent on violence, intimidation and surveillance. It will change the way you understand the story of Africa's Great Lakes region, and the rest of the world's often misguided support for President Paul Kagame.

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"Thrilling, Revealing and Entertaining. Well return and full of facts"

— maestra (5 out of 5 stars)


  • “Superb… an epic tale of blood, bitterness and betrayal… a gripping tale.”

    — The Times (London)
  • “[The book] stands out as perhaps the most ambitious attempt yet to tell the dark story of Rwanda and the region’s deeply intertwined tragedies.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “An extraordinarily brave piece of reporting.”

    — Financial Times (London)
  • “In Wrong’s panoramic cast of characters, the voices of those whose lives were destroyed ring out the loudest…Gripping, stylish journalism that proves the modern history of Rwanda is hardly settled.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “A melancholy love song to the lost dreams of the nations of Africa’s Great Lakes…It’s a major accomplishment, very driven, very impassioned.”

    — John le Carré, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Her skills as a writer and expert knowledge of Africa make this a chilling story.”

    — Adam Hochschild, New York Times bestselling author


  • #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A New York Times Book Review pick of Best Books Now in Paperback

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