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

In April 1994 the Rwandan government called upon everyone in the Hutu majority to kill each member of the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech – largely by machete – it was carried out at shocking speed: some 800,000 people were exterminated in one hundred days. Philip Gourevitch’s haunting work chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighbouring states since that time with a vivid history of the tragedy’s background and an unforgettable account of its aftermath. A Tutsi pastor, in a letter to his church president, a Hutu, used the chilling phrase that gives Philip Gourevitch his title.

Paperback 368 pages. Originally published 2000.