We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families

  • by Philip Gourevitch
  • Narrated by Jeff Cummings
  • 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

National Book Critics Circle, Nonfiction, 1999
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. This haunting work by Philip Gourevitch, staff writer for the New Yorker, 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.


What the Critics Say

"A sobering, revealing, and deeply thoughtful chronicle." (Boston Globe)
"[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)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worth your time

I have educated myself on the conflict in Rwanda somewhat, but this book opens your eyes even wider.
Good background information, honest, exposes the hypocritical governmental and religious authorities involved. A thinking person can't help but ask, "What would I do in this situation?". Plus there are examples of fundamental good, by individuals who have determined to be governed by a higher moral standard (or you might say a MORAL standard period.) One that reflects simple human decency and responsibility to ones fellowman.
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- Josh

Dry but informative

A bit dry. Very journalistic. Credible. Good narration.
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- Donald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-20-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.