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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda Audiobook

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,028 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Gourevitch Narrator: Jeff Cummings Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In April of 1994, the government of Rwanda called on everyone in the Hutu majority to kill everyone in the Tutsi minority. Over the next three months, 800,000 Tutsis were murdered in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler’s war against the Jews. Philip Gourevitch’s haunting work is an anatomy of the killings in Rwanda, a vivid history of the genocide’s background, and an unforgettable account of what it means to survive in its aftermath.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[It is the] sobering voice of witness that Gourevitch has vividly captured in his work.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The most important book I have read in many years…[Gourevitch] examines [the genocidal war in Rwanda] with humility, anger, grief, and a remarkable level of both political and moral intelligence.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Astonishing…[Gourevitch] is masterful at placing the unspeakability of mass murder into actual people’s mouths and inhabiting it in actual people’s stories.”

    Newsday

  • “A staggeringly good book…Gourevitch’s beautiful writing drives you deep into Rwanda, his brilliant reportage tells you everything that can be seen from an event beyond imagining or explaining.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “A sobering, revealing, and deeply thoughtful chronicle.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Shocking and important…clear and balanced…the voice in this book is meticulous and humane.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “An ardent story that will command listeners’ attention and touch their emotions. Cummings bridges the gap between the audience and the events of 1994 by transporting them to Africa during some of Rwanda’s darkest days.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction
  • Winner of the 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest
  • Winner of the 1998 Cornelius Ryan Award
  • Winner of the 1999 Guardian First Book Award
  • Winner of the 1999 George Polk Book Award for Foreign Reporting
  • A 1998 New York Times Best Book for Nonfiction
  • Winner of the 1999 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Beta Test | 2/11/2014

    " Simply one of the best books I've ever read. Should be a must read for everyone, especially anyone purporting to have an opinion about any intl policy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Sarah Ashley Simmons | 2/6/2014

    " More than recounting the Rwandan genocide, which he does, Gourevitch offers a framework for understanding how and why it happened in a readable way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Carrie | 1/29/2014

    " In a book full of disturbing images and information, the last image is the one that leveled me the most. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Charis | 1/23/2014

    " Not exactly the "story" format I was expecting but an excellent research piece on the Rwanda genocide. Lots of information in a short space, some sections lost focus and started to drift towards the wars and crises in bordering countries, which, although related, simply became overwhelming. Considering it was written in 1998, I'm curious what a followup might reveal. The best question this book asked is, "what do we do with the survivors?" "

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About the Author
Author Philip Gourevitch

Philip Gourevitch is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a contributing editor to Forward. He has reported from Africa, Asia, and Europe for a number of magazines, including Granta, Harper’s, and the New York Review of Books. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Jeff Cummings is a twenty-year stage veteran, having worked at many regional theaters across the country, from A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City and the International Mystery Writers’ Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky. After seven seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cummings currently resides in Chicago.